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Watershed Development Projects in India  

Watershed Development Projects in India

Evaluation of watershed development projects experiences in India with focus on promotion of rainfed agriculture with focus on: . # Role of participation (participation combined with sound technical input performed best) # Subsidies (Farmers accept measures they do not want or do not fully support - nearly 100 % subsidized soil and water conservation measures on private and common land (often implemented as employment opportunity), results in a very low long-term maintenance; Compensation for upper watershed activities is required but a clear negative correlation between the level of subsidy and further maintenance appeared) # Benefit distribution (Linkages between upstream and downstream: most projects neglected the share of costs and benefits between up- and downstream user groups; Watershed development has only limited ability to support the livelihoods of large numbers of landless people) # Role of frame conditions (market access, population density) # Lack of existing monitoring and evaluation system for watershed projects

Published by: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) -
Uploaded on: Feb 2006
File size: 424 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Implementation Experiences , Watershed Management
Category: Inland Waters

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