Current Policy

The approach followed to minimise effect of drought during the 8th Five Year Plan were:

 

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  Larger thrust for watershed development under Drought Prone Area Programme.

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  Dry land farming and water resource development.

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  Instead of capital intensive engineering works for soil and moisture conservation, encourage simple and    

  low cost structures which can be completed in a short time with the help of local skills.

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  Dovetail Crop production activities into the watershed project along with soil conservation activities.

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  Take up large scale dry land farming demonstrations.

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  Limited irrational and over exploitation of groundwater resources.

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  Undertake Research on the efficacy and economics of sprinkler and drip irrigation systems.

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  Construction of suitable water harvesting structures for the purpose of conservation and optimal use of

  surface water and recharge of underground aquifers.

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  Renovation and restoration of old tanks/farm ponds in the villages.

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  Afforestation and Pasture Development.

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  Animal Husbandry and Fodder Development.

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  People's participation in drought proofing.

 

 


Last Updated on:19/09/2014
Last Updated By :nic-app