About the Department


To ensure sustainable improvement in productivity and livelihood / income potential of land, in particular rainfed cultivated areas and culturable wastelands.
To develop an appropriate integrated land information management system, which will inter alia improve real-time information on land, optimize use of land resources and assist in policy / planning.


The mission of the Department is to ensure sustainable development of rainfed cultivable and degraded lands through a participatory approach by involving the stakeholders in decision making in the watershed development programmes. It makes a concerted effort to enhance the productivity of wastelands thereby enhancing livelihood opportunities in rural areas.

The Department also has the mission 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 and title guarantee. The LRMS will provide the foundation for building an accurate LIS for the entire country.


The following are the functions of the Department of Land Resources:

1. Guide and facilitate States to modernize land record management & build up a land information system.
2. Facilitate States efforts to usher in conclusive titling system.
3. Administration of Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (1 of 1894) and matters relating to acquisition of land for purposes of the Union.
4. To facilitate adoption of policy for Rehabilitation & Resettlement of displaced people.
5. Land reforms, land tenure, land records, consolidation of holdings and other related matters.
6. Implementation of watershed programme for development of rainfed/degraded areas.
7. Implementation of watershed programme for development of rainfed/degraded areas.
8. Evaluation of the existing bio-fuel cultivation in the country and launching of demonstration phase of Bio-fuel Mission based on the evaluation result.


The main objectives of the Department are:

1. to increase productivity of rainfed/degraded land through the process of integrated watershed management;
2. 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;
3. to administer land reforms and other related matters relating to land such as administration of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy of 2007, the Registration Act, 1908, etc.; and
4. to launch National Mission on Bio-Diesel demonstration phase with the propagation of bio-fuel plantations primarily on wastelands, based on the assessment of plantations already under taken in the country.

Office Locations

Office Locations
SL No Location Divisions
1 Department of Land Resources
NBO Building, G-Wings,
Nirman Bhawan,
Moulana Azad Road,
New Delhi -110011
Land Regulations Division,
Administration Section,
Integrated Finance Division
2 Department of Land resources
6th floor, Block -11
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi -110003
Watershed Management Division,
Land Economics Division,
Neeranchal, Bio-Disel
ET, BIO Disel, Neeranchal