Impact Assessment Report Drought Prone Area Development Programme (DPAP-Batch IV) Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh

ICRISAT, - (2010) Impact Assessment Report Drought Prone Area Development Programme (DPAP-Batch IV) Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh. Monograph. International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh India.

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We express our gratitude to the Department of Land Resources (DoLR), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, New Delhi; for assigning the study of impact assessment of DPAP Batch-IV watersheds in Nalgonda district. We gratefully acknowledge the Commissioner, Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh for providing co-ordination with Project Director, District Water Management Agency (DWMA), Nalgonda; to guide us in selecting watersheds well distributed across the district to capture complete representation of variability of watersheds development for the impact assessment study of DPAP Batch IV watersheds in Nalgonda. We are thankful for the support and guidance of Project Director, DWMA for providing all support from their project staff for their active participation. We record our profound thanks to Mr. K. Janardhan Reddy, Additional Project Director for his help arranging our tour schedules, contact persons at different watersheds every day during our field visits and to organize village meetings in all watersheds, which was most crucial in our efforts. Our team acknowledges the useful information shared by Chairmen, Secretaries and DPAP project beneficiaries during focused group discussions (FGD) and field visits. We profusely thank Dr. William D. Dar, Director General of ICRISAT for his approval to undertake this study and encouragement for a good analysis of the study


Nalgonda district, DPAP – batch IV received funding for development of 75 watersheds in 8 mandals and the project was implemented from 1998-99 to 2005-06 to treat about 40000 ha with watershed development. 1. One of the main objectives of DPAP was to ensure and enhance people’s participation in this programme. Community participation was ensured by taking up soil and water conservation activities, construction of water harvesting structures and crop diversification with orchard crops. In watershed villages, even though EPA was not undertaken, villagers were satisfied and appreciative of the impacts due to implementation of watershed works............

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 09:21
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