Organizational Structure
  Programmes/ Schemes
  Kerala Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Act
  Key Contacts
  Institute of Land Management
  Land Revenue Department 
Government Orders  



Programme/ Schemes & Services

Revenue Department has very close† interaction with the general public. Every individual has to approach Revenue offices frequently† for various requirements. The† functions of this Department include
Issuance of various certificates for general public purpose e.g. Caste certificate, Community certificate, Possession certificate, etc.
Collection of Basic tax, Plantation Tax, Building Tax and affecting Revenue Recovery.
Maintenance and updation of land records
Conduct of Elections including revision of electoral rolls and issuance of photo-identity cards for the purpose of voting
Assignment of Government lands to various categories of institutions / organizations / individuals
Acquisition of land for public purposes.
Conservation of government lands and trees
Implementation of† calamity relief operations and disbursement of funds† to eligible persons.
Disbursement of Chief Ministerís Distress Relief Fund to the needy.
Issuance of arms licence, explosive licence, etc.
Implementation of MPLADS and various other developmental schemes
Redressal of public grievances
Implementation of various pension schemes e.g. freedom fighterís pension
Implementation of various housing schemes e.g. R.H.S., I.M.G.H., L.I.G.H., etc.
Management and control of natural resources, regulation of sand mining, granite mining etc.
Conduct of census operations
Transfer of Government lands between departments

Achievements and Success Stories
of the Department
Calamity Relief Cells are functioning at State, District and Taluk levels for effective communication and expeditious action in the event of disaster. An amount of Rs.47.09 crores has already been disbursed for relief works in this financial year.
Photo-identity cards have been issued to most of the eligible voters.
Computerisation of Revenue Department under 100% and 50% Central Sponsored Schemes is in progress.† Rs.900 lakhs under 50%C.S.S. have been provided for this purpose in the budget this year. Four districts namely Trivandrum, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode have been selected as pilot districts for ĎTotal Computerisationí.
Reconstruction of Government polytechnic has been taken up in Bhuj district of Gujarat at a cost of Rs.10 crores from Chief Ministerís Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund.
Important amendments are being made in the Kerala Land Reforms Act to exempt cashew and vanilla plantations from the ceiling provisions with prospective effect.
Kerala Agricultural Debtors (Temporary Relief) Act, 2001 has been enacted to provide necessary help to† agricultural farmers of the State.
Kerala Protection of Riverbanks and Regulation of Sand Removal Act, 2001 was enacted to protect riverbanks and check indiscriminate and uncontrolled sand mining.


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for Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.