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Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security

Land Use Division


​Agricultural Services
Land Use Division
​Contact Person:  
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Principal Scientific Officer
(230) 401 2800, 464 5605
(230) 466 9255



To advise on the rational use of land resources and to safeguard arable land against non-agricultural use.

The Land Use Division (LUD) was set up in 1974.  At that time, it was already recognized that pressure on arable land for urbanization and other non-agricultural purposes would go on increasing.  Therefore, it was essential that a division be entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing all aspects of land use with a view to conserving arable land for agricultural purposes



  •  Implements Government's policy  of conserving arable State land for agricultural purposes.
  • Submits views on applications for land conversion and parcelling-out
  • Assesses land conversion tax payable under the Sugar Industry Efficiency Act.
  • Attends to requests for the leasing of State Land.
  • Carries out searches on land ownership at the Registrar's General office
  • Determines the exact area and mandatory distance of leased land from sentitive zones.
  • Acts as the notarial arm of the Ministry in drawing up agricultural land lease agreement and by collecting rent accruing thereon.
  • Manages  and monitors arable State land in conjunction with other stakeholders.
  • Carries out site visits  and submits views in connection with applications for Environmental Impact Assessment license and Preliminary Environmental Report license under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • Liaises with Agricultural Division of Rodrigues.