The Punjab Village Common Lands Regulation Act 1961
Schedule 10. Land to be used free of charge
2[Section 15 (2) (g) 3[Section 5 and Section 15 (2) (g)].
The Panchayat may allow the use of land in Shamilat deh vested in it free of charge to the inhaitants of the village for any one or more of the following purposes:-
(a) Steeping of hemp or any other plant in ponds ;
4(b)residential purposes of members of the Scheduled Castes or Backward Classes or depedents of the defence personnel killed in any war after the Independence of India, or landless labourers or tenants in genuine cases on grounds of poverty;]
5[(b) Residential purposes of the members of Scheduled castes or Backward Classes or landless labourers or tenants or any other deserving person in genuine cases on grounds of poverty.]
any other suitable common purpose.