Structure of the Department:
Govt. of Karnataka has abolished Dry Land Development Boards and established Watershed Development Department with effect from 1.1.2001. This new Department has offices in 24 districts with Bangalore Urban district attached to Bangalore Rural, Kodagu district attached to Mysore and Dakshina Kannada attached to Udupi district.
(1) State Level:
At the State level the Department is headed by a Commissioner, an IAS Officer of Super-time Scale. He is assisted by Director of Agriculture, a Joint Director (Adm), who is a Senior KAS Officer. Similarly for accounts, he is being assisted by Chief Accounts Officer of the rank of Joint Controller of State Accounts. In addition to above, two Conservators of Forests, one Addl. Director of Agriculture, two Joint Directors of Agriculture, one Joint Director of Planning, One Joint Director of Horticulture, One Live-stock Specialist are assisting the Director in the matters of forestry, horticulture, agriculture and animal husbandry activities of watershed development. Details of the posts sanctioned at Directorate is shown below:-
State-Level-Organisation-Chart(2) District Level:
At the district level District Watershed Development Officers are implementing the programmes of the Watershed assisted by Multi-disciplinary heads under the overall control/supervision of Zilla Panchayats. Details of the posts sanctioned to districts is shown below :-