Scheme for Soil and Water Conservation on Watershed Basis: Kerala

Details of Scheme for Soil and Water Conservation on Watershed Basis
Name of the SchemeScheme for Soil and Water Conservation on Watershed Basis
Sponsored byBoth: Central & State Government
Funding PatternRural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF Assisted)
Ministry/DepartmentSoil survey department
DescriptionSoil and water conservation measures have brought about perceptible improvements to productivity of crops leading to increases in overall production. Considering the importance of soil and water conservation for bringing about improvements in production, productivity and for maintaining sustainability of agriculture. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) undertook the task of providing financial assistance for soil and water conservation projects under Rural Infrastructure Development (RIDF).The outlay of the scheme (Rs. 1300.00 lakh) will be used for completing ongoing NABARD assisted projects implemented by soil conservation unit and for taking up new projects approved under RIDF. The projects would be broadly soil conservation schemes on watershed basis, proposed to cover an area of 12500 ha. This is the first scheme implemented by the soil conservation unit.
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits Soil and water conservation on watershed basis will ultimately get reflected in increase in producti
Eligibility criteriaState Soil Conservation unit under Agriculture Department is the implementing agency of the scheme.
How to AvailThrough the Agriculture Department, concerned Panchayat, Soil Conservation Department
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 03 / 2009
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2010
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Kerala, 21-05-2009)