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Land development information system

Reporting entity
Managing entity
Land Development Department
Managing entity type
KSS Operational Coverage
land degradation
soil resources
Project Examples
Reports and Publications
Registration required
Registration not required
Website's languages



Search capability
Basic website search engine
Translation options
English language available
KSS HQ Address

2003/61 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak


The Land Development Department (LDD) was established by three Acts of Parliament on 23rd May 1963 under the purview of the Ministry of National Development. The acts were published in the Government Gazette on 22nd May 1963.

In 1972, the government dissolved the Ministry of National Development and restructured the administration by a Revolutionary Proclamation. On 29th September 1972 the Land Development Department was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. The Land Development Department Act was published in the Government Gazette on 6th October 1983. The Act was amended in 2008, and the amended Act was officially published in the Government Gazette on 5th February 2008.

Under the 2008 Act, the Land Development Department has the duty to conduct soil surveys and analyses as a basis for establishing land classification and utilization maps, land development, and to define land use areas, and soil and water conservation areas according to a land census. Under the Act, the Land Development Department in responsible for collection of statistics as a basis for conduction land censuses.