The main objectives of the
Department are :
productivity of rainfed/degraded land through the process of integrated
the States/UTs for implementation of National Land Records Modernization
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.
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.