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Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP)


Operational Area : Dandepally Mandal, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh

Integrated Watershed Management Program 1The Integrated Watershed Management Program aims at restoring the ecological balance by harnessing, conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as soil, vegetative cover and water and to create sustainable livelihoods for asset less.
This program is financed by Government of India and managed by the Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Chetna was chosen by the State Level Nodal Agency to implement the program in 4500 hectares in Dandepally Mandal, Adilabad District to achieve the following outcomes;
  • Integrated Watershed Management Program 2Prevention of soil run-off, regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of the ground water table.
  • Increase in cropping intensity and agricultural/animal husbandry productivity
  • Increase in income of farmers/ landless laborers in the project area
  • Creation/enhancement of livelihoods for the asset-less and active involvement of SHGs for building financial resources to attain self sustainability
  • Integration with other schemes/programs through convergence for achieving overall development of the villages

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Here are a few images from the recent elections to the watershed committees in Dandepally.

Chetna Organic is implementing the Integrated Watershed Management Programme with
support from the Central and State Government under the District Watershed
Management Agency (DWMA), Adilabad District in Dandepalli Mandal.

The project is being implemented in a total of 4 Gram Panchayats. As part of the programme,many activities like Gramasabhas, Kalajathas, Film Shows, Awarenes Meetings, Socio Economic survey and Participatory Net Planning have already been undertaken.

Recently, user groups were formed in five Micro Watersheds  and elections were held to appoint the 15 Village Watershed committees members In Mamidipalli Micro Watershed  34 User Groups were formed. With two representatives from each group a total 68 members are selected to the Village Watershed Society. These 68 members in turn selected 15 members to the Watershed Executive Committee.

These elections were held on 5.7.2012

Images from the recently concluded Netplanning Meet and staff training workshop for new recruits at the Integrated Watershed Management Programme in Dandepally

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