Central Assistance to State Plan Scheme on Watershed Development: Ministry of Agriculture

Details of Central Assistance to State Plan Scheme on Watershed Development
Name of the SchemeCentral Assistance to State Plan Scheme on Watershed Development
Sponsored byCentral Government
Funding PatternThe scheme is 100 per cent Additional Central Assistance to the North Eastern States.
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of Agriculture & Cooperation
DescriptionThe main objectives of this scheme are to protect hill slopes of Jhum areas through soil and water conservation measures on watershed basis and to reduce further land degradation; to encourage and assist Jhumia families to develop Jhum land for productive uses with improved cultivation and suitable package of practices leading to settled cultivation; to improve socio-economic status of Jhumia families through household/land based activities; to mitigate ill effects of shifting cultivation by introducing appropriate land use as per land capability and improved technologies.
Other BeneficiariesStates.
Eligibility criteriaAssistance provided to State Government only.
How to AvailThe State Governments are required to contact Joint Secretary (NRM), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhavan.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 1995
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2012
Reference URLhttp://www.agricoop.nic.in/Nrm/WDPSCA.pdf (-1 MB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Ministry of Agriculture, 29-04-2010)