Soil & Water Conservation
Integrated natural resource management comprises the planned, coordinated and sustainable use of water resources, agriculture resources, grazing lands and forests. Assured water supplies results increased crop yield providing the basis for the achievement of food security and poverty reduction. In order to protect people and nature, it is imperative to step up the promotion of adaptation measures. Hence in order to achieve sustainable development, water shed management has to be considered an integral part of adaptation to climate change.
Watershed treatments have been carried out in 11000 ha of land under support of NABARD, Agakhan Foundation, Caring Friends, SRTT and DST projects benefiting over 5500 farmers. Due to the land treatment work water retention capacity of treated land has been enhanced tremendously. Eighteen villages have been covered under this activity through which cotton crop production has been reached to four quintals which is double than the earlier.