Department of Land Resources

Ms. Vandana Kumari Jena
Secretary

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.

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The main objectives of the Department are
  • To increase productivity of rainfed/degraded land through the process of integrated watershed management.
  • To support the States/UTs for implementation of National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP)
  • Land reforms and other related matters relating to land like administration of Land Acquisition Act, 1894, National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy of 2007 , Registration Act, 1908 etc.
  • Bio-diesel Mission
 
It is pertinent to mention here that land reforms and related matters are already under consideration of “National Council for Land Reforms” headed by the Prime Minister of India.  Therefore, exact position and plan of action will evolve only after the Council gives necessary direction.  As regards Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, Land Acquisition Act and Registration Act, the Department, time to time gives appropriate policy support and guides Departments of Government of India and States and Government organizations as per need.  Therefore, there is no specific targeted action point on the subject.
 
With regard to Mission on Bio-diesel, Cabinet approved the Mission “in principle” subject to impact assessment study and positive feedback on the same.  Therefore, the impact assessment study is still under process, covering all aspects of bio-diesel programme including related research finding in consultation with Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and no clear action point has emerged.
 
In this background, it will not be possible to evolve any action plan and design success indicators thereof with respect to land reforms and related issues and National Mission on Bio-diesel.
 
  • To increase productivity of rainfed/degraded land and livelihood opportunities through the process of integrated watershed management
  • To support the States/UTs for implementation of National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP) with the aim of ushering in the Conclusive Titling system and laying the foundation for building an LIS;
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Increasing water availability in rainfed/degraded areas by creating water harvesting/storage structures State Governments: Which will ensure convergence with MGNREGA, Ground Water Board, Soil Conservation Department and Agriculture Department Creation of rain water storage structures (measureable in numbers) Number 0 0 10000 15000 18000
Increasing area under plantation including afforestation & horticulture State Governments: Which will ensure convergence with MGNREGA, Ground Water Board, Soil Conservation Department and Agriculture Department Area of land including wastelands put under productive use by plantation (measureable in ha.) Ha 0 0 60000 124000 100000
Providing livelihood to 13,000 households   Households provided with livelihood activities (measureable in numbers) Number 0 0 13000 13000 7500
Computerized Records of Rights (RoRs) Department of Information &Technology, State Governments  States/UTs where RoRs fully computerized Number 3 2 3 3 3
RoR data on website of the State/UT Department of Information &Technology, State Governments  States/UTs having RoR data on web Number 4 3 3 3 3

 

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