Watershed Development Programmes in Tamilnadu

  • Vaheedha Banu Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, MSS Wakf Board College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: watershed management, bunding, ploughing, drip and sprinkler irrigation, dryland farming, livelihood


The concept of watershed management is as old as the concept of crops grown under irrigated conditions and this concept led to development of tanks/reservoirs for increasing the production to meet the demand of ever growing population. The execution of works based on the availability of funds, needs of the people, available natural resources in the area, etc., to meet population demands and requirement of food need. Most watershed projects in India are implemented with the twin objectives of soil and water conservation and enhancing the livelihoods of the rural poor (Kerr et al. 2000)

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Banu, V. (2016). Watershed Development Programmes in Tamilnadu. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 4(3), 51-62. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/economics/article/view/792