Agro-Ecological Regions of India (Revised)

LRI - Why and How ?


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.


Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra, Hon’ble DG, ICAR & Secretary, DARE (GOI) Visits Bureau on 27 October, 2016

Hindi Parliamentary Committee visit to ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Kolkata on 15th October 2016

Third Interactive Meeting of the F&AOs of ICAR Institutes (West Zone ) with AS&FA, ICAR on 14 October, 2016"

Institute Research Committee (IRC) Meeting held during 19-22 September, 2016 at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, HQrs, Nagpur

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