An Integrated Approach for the Sustainable Watershed Development in Mulki River

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An Integrated Approach For The Sustainable Watershed Development In Mulki River

An Integrated Approach for the Sustainable Watershed Development in Mulki River

Abstract

An Integrated Approach For The Sustainable Watershed Development In Mulki River Irrigated agriculture in India has probably reached its limit and further sustainable increases in food production must come from dryland farming, especially watershed development and management. This calls for an analysis of situations under which watershed technology becomes economically viable, socially acceptable and ecologically sustainable. This paper attempts to lay the theoretical ground for a detailed and rigorous empirical work through collective action theories.

Conclusion

The purpose of the comparative analysis to get an integrated picture of the studied villages and it gives us a synoptic view on the complex issues of sustainable development through watershed management programme. Under the Ecological Sustainability the most important contribution of the WSMP was provision of irrigation water at all the six villages through creation of water harvesting structure. Ground water has also increased in all the villages. Makkowal type surface and sub-surface water harvesting structure had a better performance in comparison of the earthen dams. The major problems in the earthen dams were the high rate of siltation.