Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA): Manipur

Details of Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA)
Name of the SchemeWatershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA)
Sponsored byCentral Government
Funding Pattern100% Central Assistance to the State Plan as Additional Central Assistance
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of horticulture and soil conservation
DescriptionThe scheme is aimed at overall development of jhum areas on Watershed basis, reclaiming the land affected by Shifting cultivation and up-gradation socio-economic of jhumia families so as to encourage them to go in for settled agriculture. The scheme will be implemented on watershed basis with a cost norm of Rs 10,000/- per ha on net treatable area.
Benefit TypeMaterial,
Details The scheme has been designed to To protect and develop the hill slopes of jhum areas through different soil and water conservation measures to reduce further land degradation process, to encourage and assist the jhumia families to develop jhum land leading to settle cultivation, to improve socio-economic status of jhumia families.
Eligibility criteriaA minimum of 25% of the watershed area is under shifting cultivation, 50% and above nos. of families are engaged in shifting cultivation as the only means of livelihood, willingness of jhumias to go for improvement of jhum etc.
How to AvailSuitable watersheds are selected by the District Level Watershed Committee and project reports of the selected watershed were submitted to State Level Steering Committee. And finally after getting approval of Govt. of India the project can be implemented.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 04 / 1995
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2012

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Manipur, 16-11-2007)