Objective of WDF
  • The objective of the fund is to spread the message of participatory watershed development & to replicate & consolidate the isolated successful initiatives under different programmes in the government, semi-government & NGO sectors. Watershed community, central and state government departments, banks, agricultural research institutions, NGOs & NABARD will act in concert to make a breakthrough in participatory watershed development
  • NABARD – WDF: The union budget for 1999-2000 announced the creation of watershed development fund in NABARD. In pursuance thereof, the Board of Directors of NABARD approved the proposal of creation of WDF with a Rs.100 Crores contribution from NABARD and a matching upfront contribution of Rs. 100 Crores from the Government of India raising the size of the fund to Rs. 200 Crores. The actual allocation to the State is Rs 60 crores.
Objectives of RIDF
  • ​Rejuvenation of drinking water bore well sources in drinking water problematic villages

During 2005-06 it was planned to develop an area of 3700 hectares with an outlay of Rupees 220 lakhs, against which an area of 2285 hectares was developed by incurring Rupees 134.53 lakhs.

NABARD – RIDF: This project has been sanctioned by NABARD under RIDF – 10 assistance with a project cost of Rs. 3124 lakhs to implement the project in 1286 villages covering 109 taluks in 21 districts. During 2005-06 it was planned to establish 10750 water harvesting/conservation structures with an outlay of Rupees 3061.02 lakhs, against which 3435 structures has been established by incurring Rupees 978.05 lakhs.​