The recovering of land that has been rendered unsuitable for use to make it usable again Or Is the process of turning the poor land into a useful state through the improvement practices for economic and social development.
The main aims of land reclamation are as follows;-
- To increase the size of land available for agriculture purposes. This was carried out in the Tennessee valley. Previously unused land was irrigated in order to increase crop production.
- To increase the size of land available for human settlement. This may become necessary if the population of an area grows beyond the land is available. It may also create land to resettle people who are being moved from another area.
- To make available more land for the establishment of
- industries and offices.
- To be in proximity to resources in order to be able to gainfully utilize them.