LAND USE BOARD
Land is a natural gift for all living beings on earth. Land Resources is
pre-requisite for all kinds of production. Land being a fix asset needs to be conserved to
meet social priorities like food, cloth, shelter and communication facilities. Water is
closely linked with land resources and should be made available in sufficient quantity,
quality and in time for all purpose.
In Nagaland, during late 1970s and early 1980s the per capita
availability of land and water were found to be declining at very fast rate. Further
serious problem arose due to various factors, such as declining of man-land ratio,
non-availability of additional arable land and compulsion of increasing intensity of land
use which resulted in land degradation, land loss through soil erosion in arable land
thereby production of crop has been reduced at an alarming rate. Flood and siltation
problem in the valleys, bank erosion causes environmental hazard in the region.
It was also recognized that the active participation and spontaneous
support of the State Government was felt necessary for the successful execution of the
programme for proper land use. As land being a State subject, the Government of India
initiated measures to set up apex bodies for Land Use Planning and Development at State
level bodies in the forms of State Land Use Board under the chairmanship of Chief Minister
and it is intended to provide policy direction, ensure close co-ordination among various
land user departments and achieve integrated planning for optimum use of available land
State Land Use Board :
Photo shows during the "National Soil Conservation Week 2003"
In tune with the direction of the Government of India, Nagaland State Land
Use Board was set up in 1987-88 with the State Chief Minister as Chairman. Minister of
Soil & Water Conservation as Vice-Chairman, Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production
Commissioner, Financial Commissioner, Commissioners and Secretaries and Head of the
Departments of Agriculture, Industries, Forest, Land Revenue, Housing, Chief Town Planner,
Additional Commissioner, L.U.P., SWC & WM Ministry of Agriculture Government of India
as members. Commissioner & Secretary of
Soil & Water Conservation as Member Secretary.
The Board will have
the following broad objectives in view for its functioning
provide a forum at the highest level for policy planning and co-ordination of all issues
connected with the healthy and scientific management of states Land
provide direction for bringing about an integrated and scientific approach in development,
plan implementation and monitoring of programmes related to Land resources.
play a major role as a dissemination and awareness creating agency on the conservation,
development and management of land resources and to provide a forum for sharing
information and experience pertaining to any type of use on land resources.
lay down specifications for sound execution of the programme of land use etc.
maintain up to date data on land use and monitor the same for development purposes.
(1) SLUB meeting for
all the Land users Department.
(2) Soil fertility
status studies district wise.
(3) Observance of
National Land Resources Conservation Weeks.
campaign in the form of T.V and Radio talk, Poster Campaign, Slogan display.
(5) Data collection
(6) Maintenance of