NABARD-WDF Assisted Watershed Development Programme: Maharashtra

Details of NABARD-WDF Assisted Watershed Development Programme
Name of the SchemeNABARD-WDF Assisted Watershed Development Programme
Sponsored byCentral Government
Funding Pattern50:50 ratio as soft loan to State Government.
Ministry/DepartmentMinistry of Agriculture of the Central Government
DescriptionThe scheme is implemented in prioritized mini watersheds in the areas, excluding Drought Prone Areas and IWDP, NWDPRA areas of the State.
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits Increase in water table
Details The village community is benefited by enhancement of productivity of wastelands in making available grass, fodder, etc. Also, by the soil and moisture conservation works, groundwater recharge is achieved. Employment opportunities are also created through this programme.
Eligibility criteriaThe programme is being implemented in prioritized watersheds, excluding Drought Prone Areas, IWDP, NWDPRA areas of the State. Details have been made available in Guidelines for Watershed Development of NABARD.
How to AvailProposals of priority watersheds, excluding Drought Prone Areas, IWDP, NWPRA of the State are scrutinized and sanctioned by NABARD and State Steering Committee of the Government of Maharashtra.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 01 / 0007
Valid Upto 01 / 01 / 2012

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Maharashtra, 04-10-2007)