Since 1950 Ministry of Land in different names during different regimes is entrusted with the land management of this country. The important aims and objectives of
Ministry of Land are management and settlement of the Government owned lands (khas lands), sairat mahals (jalmahal, shirmp mahal etc.), vested properties and abandoned
properties. Collection of land development tax is another important task of this ministry as well as land survey and record keeping and updating. Acquisition and
requisition of land are also important responsibilities of this ministry. Thus this ministry is in charge of land administration, management and development for the
benefit of the people of Bangladesh.