Republic Act creating the Bureau of Soil Conservation, defining its powers, duties and functions (No. 622). | Land Portal

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The Bureau of Soil Conservation shall have a headed by the Director of Soil Conservation, to be appointed by the President. All the divisions, sections, field activities and agencies of the Government connected with soils work are hereby transferred to the Bureau of Soil Conservation and such powers, functions and duties relative to soils vested by law or executive orders are hereby vested in the Director of Soil Conservation. The Bureau of Soil Conservation shall investigate properties of soils in the fields, conduct both reconnaissance and detailed soil surveys, classifying and mapping soils, undertake land valuation surveys, formulate water conservation measures by providing water resources for crop and livestock production and for farm-life needs, etc.

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