Watershed development through soil and water conservation

Using the watershed as the basis for land use decisions supports better water management and more sustainable development of land and water resources. This has the potential to create significant local benefits and enhance the capacity of communities to deal effectively with conditions of drought. Communities are advised to introduce their own water regulations and link them to crop plans; adopt a judicious cropping pattern; and make annual decisions on cropping intensity at the village level to ensure efficient management of water and its equitable distribution for crop growth. The physical infrastructure constructed under the project implementation for soil and water conservation includes four farm ponds and eight drainage lines. These structures contributed to reduce the run off and water retention in the area.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Change in groundwater quantity, Change in water quantity table, Drought, Drying trend

Form of Option

Ecosystem-based

Country of Origin

India

Beneficiaries

Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners)

Implementation

The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change or implementation of a program