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Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

The Department of Land Resources, in the Ministry of Rural Development, is mandated to ensure optimum utilization and sustainable productivity of rain fed/degraded lands. One of its major goals is to facilitate effective land use system based on efficient land information system (LIS) and Land Resources Management System (LRMS) with the aim of bringing in a digitized land titling system.

To facilitate its objectives, DoLR has two major Divisions, namely Watershed Management Division and Land Reforms Division. Watershed Management Division deals with all programmes and policies related to watersheds whereas Land Reforms Division deals with all matters related to land records and land reform policies.

Source: Department of Land Resources, E-book on Activities, December 2014, Page 5 and Page 6.