Department of Land Resources


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    To accelerate the pace of development of wastelands/degraded lands and to focus attention in this regard, the Government had set up the National Wastelands Development Board in 1985 under the Ministry of Environment & Forests. Later a separate Department of Wastelands Development in the Ministry of Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation was created in 1992 and the National Wastelands Development Board (NWDB) was transferred to it. In April 1999, Department of Wastelands Development (DoWD) was renamed as the Department of Land Resources to act as the nodal agency for land resource management. Consequently, all land-based development programs and the Land Reforms Division were brought under this Department.

Vision    To ensure optimum utilization and sustainable productivity of rainfed/degraded lands. To have an effective land use system based on efficient land information system (LIS) .

Mission To enhance the productivity of rainfed/ degraded lands and livelihood opportunities in rural areas through a participatory watershed development approach. To put in place effective agrarian reforms, including an efficient land use policy, and a transparent Land Records Management System (LRMS) with the aim of bringing in the system of conclusive titling.

The major programs of the  division are

  • Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (Watershed Development Component)
  • Digital India  Land Record Modernization Programme.
  • Technology Development,  Extension & Training

For details , please visit the website

NBO Building, G wings, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Block 11. CGO Complex, DoLR