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National Land Use Policy (2001)

The National Land Use Policy, formulated by the Ministry of Land, identifies components for ensuring land use activities are aligned with environmental conservation and sustainability. Land zoning mechanisms, both in rural and urban areas in Bangladesh are delineated. The policy advocates means such as tree plantation in riverine and coastal islands to increase forest cover, better use of alluvial lands, preservation of khash lands, reduction of soil contamination etc. to ensure sustainable and planned use of land resources in the country.

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