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Program Interventions

Integrated Watershed Development

Integrated Watershed management is an important activity for development of rural community. It not only helps restore the quality of life of people but also enriches the land, vegetation and helps retain soil moisture in a sustainable manner.

Aims and Objective:

The objectives of integrated watershed and water resources management are as follows:
  • To Conserve soil and water resources
  • Enrich the ecosystem and further develop the bio-diversity
  • Help improve crop productivity
  • Increase availability of safe drinking water, fodder and fuel wood
  • Create gainful self-employment opportunities.


The Benefits:

Water Resources Management helps creating gainful livelihood opportunities and promotes community development

Approach:

The holistic watershed management program helps in making the watershed dwellers capable of managing the natural resources for optimal benefits. The management of natural resources with understanding of scientific and technical aspects and with an idea of catering to the needs of the community always has positive impact on the socio-economic and environmental conditions of the community.

Methodology:

Village Watershed Committees and SHGs are formed and micro planning is done for individual families. Along with area treatment, improved agricultural practices, promotion of appropriate agro-horti systems, promotion of support activities like silvi-pasture, improved chullahs/ biogas; enterprises by women, agro service centres are promoted as part of integrated approach towards the program. The activities are planned, implemented and managed by the community itself through village watershed committees and self help groups. These people?s organisations handle the responsibility of maintaining the area treatment and sustaining the activities initiated in the program.

Soil and Water conservation measures:

An area treatment measure consists of Continuous Contour Trenches (CCTs), Water Absorption trenches (WAT), Afforestation, Agro horticulture, and silvipasture management activities. Treatments like loose boulder structures, Nalla bunds, Gabions and ferro-cement gabions are undertaken on drainage lines of watersheds.

Project wise progress achieved is given below.

ON-GOING PROJECTS

SN

Name of the Project

District

Micro watersheds (CUMULATIVE)

No of Villages

Area Completed (Hect)(Apr – Dec 2015)

Cumulative Area completed (Hect)

1

HUF Khamgar

Akola

1

3

55

764

2

ITC - Parner

Ahmednagar

1

4

714

714

Total

2

7

769

1478

SUMMARY

Name of the Project

Micro watersheds (CUMULATIVE)

No of Villages

Area Completed (Hect)(Apr – Dec 2015)

Cumulative Area completed (Hect)

Total (Completed + Ongoing)

180

201

769

62124.73



Project wise progress achieved is given below.
Ongoing Projects :
Sr No Project Total villages covered Families benefiting 2015-16 Area coverage Cumulative up to March 2016
Area ha Families Area ha Families
1 Ghod River Revival, Parner 1 519 750 519 750 1038
2 WaterHarvesting & Utilisation Igatpuri 5 750 620.9 0 1330 750
3 Comprehensive Rural Development, Sinnar 1 22 109 22 109 44
4 Water and Agriculture Technology Initiatives in Ralegaon, Yavatmal 1 50 100 50 100 100
5 Watershed Development under WDF with NABARD-MCX 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 NRLM-MGNREGS CFT Convergence, Nandurbar Village Level : Facilitation, Baseline Survey, Need Assessment, 264 estimates submitted to Panchayat Samiti, 4700 ha Net Planning has been done
7 NRLM-MGNREGS CFT Convergence, Gadchiroli Village Level – Facilitation, Baseline Survey, Need Assessment, Planned Net Planning has been done
8 NRLM-MGNREGS CFT Conergence, Peth Village Level : MITTRA is working in 75 Grampanchayats, Facilitation work, Baseline Survey, PRA done, 1168 estimates submitted to Panchayat Samiti, Net Planning has been done at 6768 ha
9 Carbon and Water Offset-Godrej 3 0 0 0 0 0

Cumulative Achievement in Completed and Ongoing Projects
Micro Watersheds (Cum.) Villages Area Completed _Ha.) 2015-16 Cumulative Area Completed
185 202 1579.9 63237.63

Region wise performance is as follows:

Regions

Total area in ha.

Micro watershed

Villages

Families benefiting

Kokan

4795.27

49

33

4503

Western

16006.58

61

28

5430

Vidarbha

33194.57

58

73

10999

Marathwada

185

2

2

350

North Maharashtra

8705.21

58

71

7575

 

62886.63

261

207

28857

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