Subsequent to the recognition of Soil Survey as a National Priority in 1947, a need was felt for creating a centralized information warehouse to assimilate, verify and disseminate information on the nature, extent and distribution of soils in the country. Consequently, the Government launched All-India Soil Survey Scheme in 1956, which expanded in 1959 as the All-India Soil and Land Use Survey Organisation (AIS&LUS). In 1969, the AIS&LUS was bifurcated into two wings, one being under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR). It was later in 1973 reconstituted as a Directorate through a Presidential Notification. The Directorate was accorded the status of a Bureau in 1976 and was named as National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP) with its Hqrs. at Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is one of the fourteen Natural Resource Management (NRM) institutes of the ICAR entrusted to conduct RD&T activities mainly in soil survey, remote sensing applications, land evaluation and land use planning.

Visit of Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR to NBSS&LUP, Nagpur on
22nd August 2014 for attending its 38th Foundation Day Celebration, launching Land
Resource Inventory Programme and inauguration of Data centre (Photo 1-10)

Research Advisory Committee Meeting of NBSS&LUP (ICAR), HQrs, Nagpur during
August 22-23, 2014 (Photo 11-15)

MoU signed between NBSS&LUP and NRSC, Hyderabad (Photo 16)

MoU signed between NBSS&LUP and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (Photo 17)

Dr. A.K. Sikka, DDG (NRM) launches LRI Programme for the state of Telangana (Photo 18-22)

Latest Publications

  • Soil Erosion in Delhi by S.K. Mahapatra, R.P. Yadav, S.P. Singh, R.K. Aggarwal, J.P. Sharma, A.K. Tiwari, G.S. Sidhu, Dipak Sarkar, S.K. Singh, V.N. Sharda and P.K. Mishra (2014). NBSS Publ.166, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, India, p 34.
  • Soil Erosion of Andaman & Nicobar Islands by Sahoo, A.K., Das, K., Das, A.L., Obi Reddy, G.P., Singh, S.K., Sarkar, Dipak and Mishra, P.K. (2013). NBSS Publ.165, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, p 30.
  • Soil Erosion of Sikkim by T.H. Das, Dipak Dutta, G.P. Obi Reddy, S.K. Singh, Dipak Sarkar, B.L. Dhyani and P.K. Mishra (2013). NBSS Publ.164, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, p 42.
  • Soil Erosion in Kerala by L.G.K. Naidu, A.K. Sikka, S. Srinivas, V. Selvi, P. Krishnan, D.V. Singh, Dipak Sarkar, S.K. Singh, M. Madhu and P.K. Mishra (2014). NBSS Publ.163, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, p 36.
  • Soil Erosion in Karnataka by V. Ramamurthy, S.K. Nalatwadmath, S. Srinivas, M.S. Rama Mohan Rao, C.R. Shivaprasad, R.N. Adhikari, L.G.K. Naidu, S.L. Patil, A.Raizada, Dipak Sarkar, S.K. Singh, and P.K. Mishra (2014). NBSS Publ.162, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, - pp 70.
  • Soil Erosion in Jharkhand by Sahoo, A.K., Sarkar Dipak, Singh, S.K., Obi Reddy G.P., Dhyani, B.L., Mishra, P.K. and Sharda, V.N.(2014). NBSS Publ.159, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, 39 p.
  • Natural Resource Management in Backward Districts of India: Issues and Challenges by Chaturvedi, Arun, Patil, N. G., Hazare, T. N. and Singh, S. K. Eds. (2014). National Agricultural Innovation Project (Component-3), NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, p 136.
  • Erosion of Tamil Nadu by Natarajan, A., Selvi, V., Srinivas, S., Singh, D. V., Dharumarajan, S., Sikka, A. K., Naidu, L.G.K., Madhu, M., Sarkar, D., Mishra, P. K. (2013). Soil NBSS Publ. 157, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, p 52.
  • Soil Erosion in Uttarakhand by Ram, Jagat, Singh, S.P., Yadav, R.C., Mahapatra, S. K., Sidhu, G.S., Sarkar, Dipak and Sharda, V.N. (2013). NBSS Publ. 156, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, p 53.

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