Lands Division

          The Defence forces require large areas of land for training, ranges, depots, airfields,  quartering, camping, offices etc  for  military activities.  Ministry of Defence, therefore, owns large tracts of land of approx 17.54 lakh acres, out of which approximately  1.57 lakh  acres is situated within the 62 notified Cantonments and  about 15.96 lakh acres is  outside these  Cantonments. The  responsibility of day-to-day management of land is with the  user services.