Drought Mitigation

droughtmitigationAn area turns green following watershed development approach


  • Prevention, protection and preservation of ever degrading natural resources such as land, soil texture, soil moisture, water levels, forest cover, livestock, etc
  • Improve villagers’ control over sources of water and introduce water harvesting measures
  • Increase irrigation potential of villages
  • Generate awareness on practices for conservation of natural resources and rights of weaker sections over common property resources such as land and water


  • Formation of Land and Water Management Committees and training of these committees
  • Formation of Watershed Committees
  • Formation of Common Property Resources Management Committees
  • Exposure visits
  • Training Programmes on different models of techniques of water conservation and protection of natural resources, livestock and fodder management, rights of weaker sections on common property resources, and various government schemes for the same
  • Organisation of veterinary camps
  • Development of IEC material
  • Organisation of awareness campaigns using local folk songs, drama, poster exhibitions, competitions in schools
  • Advocacy efforts


  • Formation seven land and water committees in seven villages
  • Formation of three watershed committees
  • Formation of one common property resources management committee
  • 500 Water and soil conservation structures constructed such as check dams, gully plugs, percolation tanks, etc
  • 50 Dug wells deepened
  • One percolation tanks dredged
  • 15 Community wells constructed
  • 5 Vermi-compost units developed
  • 105 Organic manure/NADEP units developed
  • Amount of government resources mobilised for               construction of water and soil conservation structure over Rs 2 crore
  • 3,000 Saplings planted and 10 per cent of trees survived after three years
  • 3,500 Milch animals treated
  • 1,200 Farmers using livestock management practices
  • 1,500 Hectares land brought under soil and water conservation measured such as nalla
  • bunding, continuous contour trenches, etc


  • Seven villages have improved irrigation facilities
  • 700 Villages with increased land (mention in hectares) under irrigation
  • Increase in 500 farmers taking two crops per year
  • Yield of two major groups goes up by up to 2 quintals per acre
  • Seven villages mobilised on the rights of weaker sections over common property resources
  • Reduction in 1,200 families migrating per village
  • Increase in income of 600 families due to total natural resources management
  • Five active natural resources management committees in five villages
  • Increased participation of weaker sections (women and Scheduled Castes) in natural resources management committees

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