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1.Common Guidelines 2008(Revised edition-2011)
2.PMKSY WD-Livelihoods, Production system & microenterprises Guidelines
3.Watershed Committee Guidelines
4.ADP Program Hariyali - II Guidlines
6.Samsad Adarsh Gramayojana Guidlines


PMKSY-WD is being implemented in the state since 2009-10 as per the Common Guidelines-2008 (Revised edition-2011). issued by Government of India. Desert Development Programme, Drought Prone Area Development Programme and Integrated Wasteland Development Programme have been brought under one umbrella with the nomenclature of Integrated Watershed Management Programme. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with the sharing pattern of 90:10 (centre and state) ratio up to 2014-15. From 2015-16 onwards IWMP is renamed as Pradhan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana- Watershed Development (PMKSY-WD) and sharing pattern of Centre and State is in the ratio of 60:40.

  1.  To conserve soil, moisture and nutrients
  2.  To enhance recharge of underground water and agricultural productivity
  3.  To improve vegetation by afforestation and dry land horticulture
  4.  To increase availability of fodder and fuel
  5.  To form and strengthening of community based organizations, providing livelihood activities for the assets less persons
  6.  To encourage live stock production, production systems and micro enterprises i.e., income generation
  7.  Effective management of runoff water and improved soil & moisture conservation activities such as ridge area treatment, drainage line treatment, rain water harvesting, in-situ moisture conservation and other allied activities on watershed basis.
  8.  Converging with MGNREGS for creation of water source to full potential in identified backward rain fed blocks including renovation of traditional water bodies

Before implementing the watershed activities in the field the area for the watershed treatment will be selected based on the following criteria

  1. Poverty index (% of poor to population)
  2. % of SC/ ST population
  3. Actual wages
  4. % of small and marginal farmers
  5. Ground water status
  6. Moisture index/DPAP/ DDP Block
  7. Area under rain-fed agriculture
  8. Drinking water
  9. Degraded land
  10. Productivity potential of the land
  11. Contiguity to another watershed that has already been developed/ treated
  12. Cluster approach (more than one contiguous micro-watershed in the project)

After selecting the area for the treatment with the above criteria, the project activities is implemented in 3 different phases.

  1. Preparatory Phase Activities: Preparatory Phase activities are implemented to gain the confidence of the people rural community before implementing the project activities in the project area. Entry point activities which are related Natural Resources Management are implemented. Apart from this awareness programme regarding the projects is implemented. Net planning of the activities is done by involving the Watershed Committee (WC) and preparation and approval of detailed project reports by Grama sabha to implement the activities.
  2. Work Phase Activities: Year wise action plan are prepared for the activities which are approved in the Grama sabha. To harvest and percolate the rainwater, the soil conservation activities like bund formation, Farm ponds, Check dam, Nala-bund and percolation tanks are constructed in the project area. Apart from this dry-land horticulture, Agro-Forestry and Animal husbandry activities were also implemented in the project area. Activities under production system and microenterprises are also implemented apart from encouraging the Self Help Groups to take up the income generating activities.
  3. Consolidation And Withdrawal Phase:  This phase includes Sustainable management of (developed) natural resources and Up-scaling of successful experiences regarding farm production systems/off-farm livelihoods and Documentation of successful experiences as well as lessons learnt for future use.

Last Updated: 05-06-2020 12:30 PM Updated By: Admin

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