Impact Assessment Report Drought Prone Area Project (DPAP-Batch I) Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh

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

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We express our gratitude to the Department of Land Resources (DLR), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) Government of India, and New Delhi; for assigning the study of impact assessment of DPAP Batch I watersheds in Nalgonda district. We greatly acknowledge to the Commissioner, Department of Rural Development, the Government of Andhra Pradesh for providing co-ordination with Project Director, District Water Management Agency (DWMA), Nalgonda; to guide us in selecting watersheds for complete representation of variability of watersheds for the impact assessment study of DPAP Batch I watersheds in Nalgonda. We are thankful for the support and guidance of Mr. Srinivas Babu, Project Director, DWMA and Mr. Janardhan Reddy, Additional Project Director, DWMA for providing all support from their project staff besides their active participation. We record our profound thanks to all Assistant Project Director (APD’s) of all mandals s for their untiring support and help touring along with us every day and organizing gram sabhas and field visits in all watersheds, which was most crucial in our efforts. Our team acknowledges the useful information shared by President, Chairmen, Secretaries, members SHG’s women group members of 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.


In Nalgonda district, there was shortage of drinking water for human and cattle’s during summer months. Due to different watershed structure’s constructed across the watersheds there was an improvement in water level in open wells and new bore wells have come up in the watershed area have improved the water level. On an average in the range of 0.6 to 2.5 m ground water level increased in wells and bore wells. There is no problem of drinking water now through out the year as mentioned by farmers during meetings..............

Item Type: Monograph (Monograph)
Subjects: Others > Land Degradation
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 03:48
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