KARNATAKA LAND ARMY
(Source: Respective Department)
The Karnataka Land Army Corporation started as a
Directorate of Land Army in the year 1971 under the
Department of Rural Development of Government of
Karnataka. It was incorporated as a company under the
Companies Act 1956 on 9th August 1974 as Karnataka Land
Army Corporation Limited under the full and complete
ownership of Government of Karnataka.
The aims and objectives of the corporation are to undertake developmental works
in rural areas including employment oriented works entrusted by the State
Government Department, Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Boards and Local
Self Government under various schemes and programme, Karnataka Land Army
Corporation executes works directly avoiding middleman. The corporation has
build up infrastructure in order to take up any kind of works of any magnitude
and anywhere in the state. The corporation has been declared as a DESIGNED
AGENCY of Government of Karnataka for the purpose of execution of works
MISSION: To be the Best and most Efficient Company in KARNATAKA.
GOALS: of Land Army:
OBJECTIVES: of Land Army
To maintain steady growth and profit
Avoid cost over run and time over run.
Excel in anticipating and responding to customer need with quality work
Achieve modest growth in net profit and in turn over.
STRATEGIES: of Land Army
To keep costs within the estimated provisions.
To use reliable quality products
To expand business / work.
To maintain pace of quality, innovation and service delivery.
The Karnataka Land Army Corporation has a Board of Directors nominated by the
Government and Board of Directors, lay down the policies of the company and
review the progress achieved. The company’s Corporate Office is situated at
Bangalore and is administered by the Chairman and Managing Director.
The Zonal Offices are headed by Joint Directors, Division offices by Deputy
Directors and Sub-Divisions by Assistant Directors.
District Level Quality Assurance Conciliators Committees: have been set up in
Belgaum District, which is empowered to review, monitor and visit all works of
Karnataka Land Army Corporation. The Karnataka Land Army Corporation has
constituted a THINK TANK and a TECHNICAL COMMITTEE of senior experienced like
minded external members reputed for professional and personal integrity to
suggest way and means of improving quality economizing the works without
sacrificing time and quality.
Karnataka Land Army Corporation has come a long way of 26 years from the date of
its corporation. It started with a turnover of Rs.25.00 Lakhs in the year
1974-75 and reached Rs.300.00 Crores in the year 2005-06. The Karnataka Land
Army Corporation has started a sub Division office in Haveri in the year 1995.
The Haveri Sub division started with a turnover of Rs.40.00.Lakhs during 1995-96
& reached Rs.1100.Lakhs during 05-06.
The Karnataka Land Army Corporation was originally established to provide
employment to the rural unemployed by taking up works as the drought prone areas
under D.P.A.P, N.R.E.P Schemes which are labour oriented such as construction of
minor irrigation tanks, percolation tanks, rural roads, low cost houses, school
buildings, rural hospitals and hostels for the rural students. Karnataka Land
Army Corporation has the reputation of being entrusted with prestigious,
challenging, time-bond works such as construction of rural godowns under N.G.R.G
and N.C.D.C. schemes. Construction of hospital and other infrastructure under
I.P.P III, construction of minor irrigation tank and lift irrigation schemes of
M.I.tank etc under N.K.I.D.P living cum work shed for rural artisans under Dutch
and Danida schemes, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangatana of Government of India, School
buildings and community centers under D.P.E.P Morarji Desai Residential Schools,
Nabard Schools, Integrated Rural water Supply Scheme under Rajeev Gandhi
Submission and rural road works under prestigious Pradhana Mantri Grama sadak
The mode of functioning: The construction materials like jelly stones, bricks,
sand etc are locally procured from sources directly, items like steel, cement,
A.C Sheet etc are procured from factories directly. In terms of the labour
forces, locally available skilled, semi skilled and unskilled labourers are
taken for the works and are paid as per Government schedule of wages. Works are
also undertaken on turn key basis.
The works are ordered by the Government, Semi Government bodies, public
undertaking and private trusts to the land army. It undertakes works on the
guidelines fixed by the state Government and the board of directors from time to
time. All KLAC accounts are audited regularly by the in-built audit team headed
by the audit officer in addition to statutory auditors, and also audit from the
As the transparency act is in force, the Karnataka Land Army Corporation is
participating in the tender works also Karnataka Land Army Corporation Haveri
project under taken Integrated Development works of Akkamahadevi Lake at Haveri
which is under progress.