Role of Indian Forest Management in Enhancing Food Security
Land Management is the regulation of the use and expansion of land resources for various purposes. Land resources are utilized for various purposes that can include agricultural, housing, water supply management, and eco-tourism projects. The need to conserve and sustain our resources has led to the establishment of land management departments that are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that the use of land is efficient in productivity and that the land does not face any deficiency in production. There are numerous regulations and rules that govern the use of land by different organizations. These rules are primarily to ensure safety of the environment and to protect the natural resources that exist within the boundaries of the land management department.
Sustainable land management (slm) is an important branch of land management that aims at encouraging the use of eco-friendly and energy-efficient techniques in agricultural production and the utilization of agricultural land for various other purposes. There have been debates in recent years on the excessive use of water and the environmental pollution that are a result of the excessive use of these resources. It has been recommended that each department within the government should work in co-ordination with each other to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. This will help in enhancing the environmental consciousness of the people. The various departments of the government have developed different programs that address issues related to water, land and food. Government is also taking necessary steps to develop eco-friendly technologies that are environment friendly and can increase the production of agricultural products and thereby contribute effectively towards a healthy and sustainable land management system.
The sustainable land management seeks to conserve the existing agricultural intensification while developing new policies that would ensure the reduction of the adverse impacts of increasing land use intensity. The studies conducted by the department estimates that if the present trends continue, there will be disastrous effects on the environment. The department has developed various strategies like National Aggregate Land Management Strategy, National Efficient Resource Planning System, and National Agriculture Research Development Program in order to mitigate the adverse impacts of the land use intensity increases. These strategies help in improving the land quality and the productivity of the agricultural produce.