Sustainable land management is a complex process which calls for a holistic approach. An interdisciplinary and inter-institutional coordination mechanism is a must but is lacking and/or ineffective at present. In order to reverse land degradation processes, we require appropriate incentives and actions to change the behavior of the land users.

Although land reform has been a priority area of the government, land use planning has always remained under the shadow of revenue collection and land distribution.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Minister for Land Management, Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma  Kumari Aryal has reiterated that the government is committed to checking the encroachment of government land.