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  • Provide information support on the soil and land resources to all the stakeholders including local bodies for the formulation of local level, watershed level and regional level plans, for the implementation of developmental programmes for the optimum use of land resources.
  • Technical support to watershed based development programmes by identifying, delineating and prioritizing the watersheds for implementation of development programmes.
  • Analysis of soil samples which is essential to support the field observations and supplement data for sound interpretation and to provide  recommendation for soil resource management.
  • To provide consultancy in all matters related to soil and land development.
  • Conservation of topsoil for enhanced production and productivity.
  • In-situ conservation of rain water to mitigate droughts and moderate floods.
  • Creating infrastructure facilities for augmenting agricultural production.
  • Bring in improved and sustainable agricultural productivity in identified watershed area by adopting soil and water conservation activities.
  • Stabilisation of landslide prone areas of the state by adopting suitable vegetative and mechanical soil conservation interventions to regenerate, protect and improve the environmental qualities of the selected project areas.
  • Capacity building activities to sensitise the community to involve more creatively in the conservation and development of natural resources.
  • Prevention of soil erosion and run off from the watershed with a view to prevent premature siltation of multipurpose reservoirs and also to reduce flood peaks and runoff  volumes.
  • Developing suitable strategies for rainfed farming through people’s participation for potential development of watersheds and promotion of a farming system approach to augment the income of farming communities.




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Directorate of Soil Survey & Soil Conservation
Center Plaza buildings
Thiruvananthapuram-695 014
Ph: 0471 2778760, 2778761
Fax : 04712338200

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