International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014 | Rating: 6.2 / 10


Land Use Controls in Kerala with Special Reference to Ecologically Fragile Areas

Dayana M. K.


Abstract: Land is a prime resource- it vests ultimately in the government-but the immediate ownership of vast areas are with the private individual- lower cost of agricultural produce and unscientific and uncontrolled developmental measures exerted great pressure on land- most of agricultural lands got converted to garden lands, laterites removed from other places collected for filling this area, sand, rock and many other land resources exhausted- water table decline, food security is effected-total ecology is tilted. wetlands, estuaries, river basins, command areas, paddy fields, coastal zones and finally the western Ghats (ecologically and environmentally fragile areas) are effected- societal revolt against all these menace can be seen-laws are many but not working and unenforceable-stage has reached that for sustenance of life effective land use controls necessary-question is how to achieve a better standard of management- the major question to be answered is how the sustainable development can be achieved through the land use legislations


Keywords: Land use controls- sustainable development- ecologically fragile areas- private land use


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,


Pages: 1371 - 1373


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