WATERSHED - A WATER STORAGE UNIT

By Team - SPURRING INNOVATORS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE


Watershed is a catchment area where the runoff water from the sloppy , hill areas collected at a place and stored which can serve the water needs of agriculture during dry period of time. watershed is not simply the hydrological unit but also socio – political – ecological entity which plays crucial role in determining food, social and economic security and provides life support services to rural people.


Watershed management involves management of land surfaces and vegetation so as to conserve and utilize water that falls on the watershed, and to conserve the soil for immediate and long term benefits to the rural farmers, community and society .Entire watershed development programme was primarily focused on structural driven compartmental approach of soil conservation and rain water harvesting during 1980's and before watershed management involves the effective use of all soil and water resources so as to provide a clean uniform water supply for beneficial use and to control damage due to over flow. The basic objective for watershed management is to address problems of land and water use considering all available resources which are interdependent each other.

Watershed development projects has been sponsored and implemented by government of India from early 1970's on wards. The journey through the evolution of watershed approach evolved in India The success of watershed development depends upon the nature of available resources within the boundaries of watershed .Therefore selectivity approach is more rational and priority basis for the successful watershed management.


By Team - SPURRING INNOVATORS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

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