Kerala State Land Use Board was established in 1975 under Department of Planning and Economic Affairs, Government of Kerala. The Board has been declared as a State Government Department during 2007 as per G.O. (MS) No. 3/2007/Plg. Dated 07-02-2007 and is functioning to assist the State Government to frame policies for optimum land use and natural resource management in the State, with the basic objective of providing necessary advisory support on matters related to the optimum use of land and land resources viz; soil, water, plant, animal system. Department also caters to Remote Sensing and GIS needs of line departments.