Soil and water conservation activities were initiated in the State during the first plan period in 1955. Considering the importance of natural resource conservation activities, the Department of Soil Conservation was constituted with Dr.M.S.Nair as the Director during 1963. Subsequently during 1969, the Department was made as an independent unit by the State Government and has been functioning since then as two wings of Soil Conservation and Soil Survey. The Department has played a pivotal role in prioritizing, delineating and implementing various watershed based programmes in the State

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