The State Jammu and Kashmir comprises of two Divisions, 22 Districts, 21 Sub-divisions, 82 Territorial Tehsils, 256 Niabats, 1553 Patwar Halqas and 6959 Villages.
Besides maintenance of land records the department is responsible for land reforms, settlement operations and preparation of records of rights, recovery of arrears of land revenue. The State Revenue Department functions as a nodal agency for acquisition of land by Govt. Deptts for development projects, administration of Nazool land, conducting census operations, administration of Nazool land, conducting assistance and providing relief and rehabilitation measures constitute other important functions of the development.
Functions of the Department
Maintenance and updating and preservation of land records and consolidation of land holdings.
Recovery of other Misc. loans, advances, outstanding declared as arrears of Land Revenue.
To arrange land for Govt./Semi Govt. Departments for public purposes by way of Acquisition/allotment.
To implement various Laws pertaining to land like Land Revenue Act etc.
To protect Kahcharai and other State lands from encroachments/wrongful use.