Trends in Land Resource Management and Land Use Planning

  • V. Ramamurthy
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 21)


Land is finite, pressure on land resources increasing, and competition and conflicts also rising among the stakeholders. In order to avoid competition and land degradation, proper land use planning and land resource management approaches needs to be followed. Agenda 21, the Programme of Action for Sustainable Development at UNCED conference, recognizes the need to allocate land for sustainable uses and promotes integrated planning and management of land resources. Different types of conflicts arise during land management like inter micro-micro, intra micro-micro, and micro-macro conflicts. The components of a conflict management plan will vary with each situation. Since the 1950s, different policies and programs were formulated and implemented by government on land resource management. Land use planning is a tool to implement land resource management in relation to land evaluation. Modern approaches of LUP are always focused on one or more specific objectives and are closely linked to the concept of efficiency, equity, and sustainability. To achieve these objectives, participatory and integrated approaches are to be applied to manage land resource on sustainable basis.


Land Land resources Land use planning Land management Participatory land use planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Ramamurthy
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  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Regional CentreBengaluruIndia

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