Implementation of 9 model watersheds projects in UP, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat
Duration: 01/Oct/2009 - 30/Sep/2014
Locations: Asia / India
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India
The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in fragile dryland areas on a sustainable basis by enhancing the impact of integrated watershed management programs in the country through capacity-building initiatives using model community watersheds as sites of learning in different agro-ecoregions. The specific objectives are to establish four model community watershed Sites of Learning in three target rainfall zones (<700 mm, 700 to 1100 mm, and > 1100 mm rainfall per annum) for demonstrating the potential of rainfed areas by adopting the integrated water resource management approach; and to disseminate best watershed management practices in the areas of integrated watershed management for developing the capacity of different stakeholders.