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          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.