About Us After the reconstitutions of the State of Bihar, Jharkhand State came into existence on the 15th of November, 2000. Having approximate 1400 mm of annual rainfall the new state was extremely backward in respect of Agriculture – Production and Productivity. Continuous erosion & lack of moisture in the Soil, hilly areas, huge quantity of agricultural waste & fallow land, traditional method of farming etc. were the major reasons that the agricultural production & productivity of the state was not flourishing. To control all the aforesaid irrelevant practices the Government felt the need of a specified directorate and thus Soil Conservation Directorate came into existence vide the Government resolutioon no. 1016 dt. 17.04.2007 under the administrative control of Agriculture & Sugarcane Development Department of Jharkhand Government.