Agricultural ServicesLand Use Division
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