​Lessons learnt from the past experience​​


  • Weak institutional collaboration and co-ordination among various agencies
  • Inadequate beneficiary and stake holders involvement in planning and implementation of programme with a tendency towards top-down approach resulting in lack of sustainability of project activities
  • Weak linkage with PRIs
  • Poor cost recovery in many programmes and inadequately defined benefit and cost-sharing arrangements
  • Lack of appropriate and technical recommendations and norms suitable for rainfed agriculture in different agro-climatic Zones
  • Inadequate emphasis on equity aspects of watershed development
  • ​Inadequate Monitoring & Evaluation of physical, financial performance and quality indicators


The lessons learnt from the past experiences were thoroughly diagnosed and integrated in to the present ongoing projects by adopting an integrated participatory approach for watershed development. using appropriate technologies along with building up of an appropriate institutions to ensure peoples participation in watershed development and management, there by improving the livelihoods with equal participation of women & vulnerable groups.​