Current Projects :Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)


Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)


Watershed development means the development of watershed area based on type and depth of soil, vegetative cover, harvestable rain water and water budgeting and treatment given to soils from the ridge to the valley. Integrated Watershed Development encompasses additional dimensions like equity, sustainability, gender and people participation. It is a trusted tool for the overall development of the village and people living within a watershed area. It brings in the best possible balance in the environment between natural resources on the one side and man and animal on the other. Since, man is responsible for degradation of the environment, regeneration and conservation can only be possible by promoting awakening and participation among the people who inhabit the watersheds.


Objectives


e Preparation of cadastral referenced micro-watershed maps of selected micro watersheds of the state and
e Preparation of thematic maps viz. land use/land cover, soil, slope, drainage, water bodies and ground water prospects for the selected micro-watersheds.

Summary Of Work


The District Watershed Development Officers of the districts of Tumkur, Chikmagalur, Koppal, Uttara Kannada, Raichur, Bellary and Hassan requested KSRSAC for the supply of cadastral referenced micro-watershed maps (selected micro-watersheds) and thematic maps. Accordingly, the database/maps are supplied to the concerned District Watershed Development Officers of the districts for planning watershed development activities.

 

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