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.

The Second meeting of the Core Committee for Planning and Monitoring of Agricultural
Land Use Planning Initiative held on 28th January 2015 at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur under
the Chairmanship of Dr. A.K. Sikka, DDG(NRM), ICAR, New Delhi (Photo 01-04)

Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ISSLUP) National Seminar on "Sustainable
Management of Land Resources for Livelihood Security" to be held on
January 28-30, 2015 (Photo 05-25)

MoU signed between NBSS&LUP and NRSC, Hyderabad (Photo 26)

MoU signed between NBSS&LUP and Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (Photo 27)

Dr. A.K. Sikka, DDG (NRM) launches LRI Programme for the state of Telangana (Photo 28-32)

Latest Publications

  • District land Use Planning Mysore Karnataka by Ramamurthy, V., L.G.K. Naidu, K.M. Nair, S.C. Ramesh Kumar, S. Srinivas, S. Thayalan, Dipak Sarkar, Arun Chaturvedi and S.K. Singh (2015). NBSS Publ.No.169, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 95.
  • Soil Erosion in Gujarat by J.P. Sharma, J.D. Giri, C. Mandal, R.S. Kurothe, R.L. Shyamapura, D. Sarkar, S.K. Singh and V.N. Sharda (2014). NBSS Publ.167, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 47.
  • Soil Erosion in Meghalaya by D. Dutta, S. Bandyopadhyay, U. Baruah, Dipak Sarkar, S.K. Singh, A.K. Maji and B.L. Dhyani.(2014). NBSS Publ.160, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 29.
  • 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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