Integrated Wasteland Development Project (IWDP-Batch I) Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh

ICRISAT, - (2010) Integrated Wasteland Development Project (IWDP-Batch I) Srikakulam 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 IWDP Batch I watersheds in Srikakulam 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), Srikakulam; to guide us in selecting watersheds for complete representation of variability of watersheds for the impact assessment study of IWDP Batch I watersheds in Srikakulam. We are thankful for the support and guidance of Mr. P. Rama Mohan Rao, Project Director, DWMA and Mr. D. Narayana Rao, Additional Project Director, DWMA for providing all support from their project staff besides their active participation. We record our profound thanks to Mr. T. V. Ramana Murthy, Assistant Project Director of Meliaputti, Sarvakota and Pathapatnam mandals and Mr. Appala Suri, Assistant Project Director of Tekkali 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 Chairmen, Secretaries and IWDP 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 Srikakulam district, farmers most of them tribal in different villages confirmed that water level in open wells (used for drinking water) increased on an average in the range of 3 to 5 feet during the post-rainy season. 2. Farmers mentioned that period of water availability for irrigation to paddy crop extended due to percolation tanks, bigger check dams at the upper catchment of watershed storing more water, and check dams as drop structures controlling free runoff at the lower reach of the watershed...............

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 10:46
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 10:46
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