The Department of Land Resources was established by Government of Nagaland in September, 1993 to implement watershed programme and other community-based schemes with funding supports from Central and State government. Mandate of the Department is to evolve integrated strategies for better utilization of natural resources and promote activities aimed at reclaiming the degraded lands, restoring ecological balance, increasing productivity and creating livelihood and employment opportunities for the rural communities.

Vision and Mission of the Department

“Waste to Wealth” is upheld as the VISION of the Department for the transitional values and benefits it has for our mother earth and its inhabitants. The MISSION is to evolve integrated strategies for management of natural resources, aimed at achieving functional ecological economy on a sustainable basis.