Monitoring of NABARD Watershed Projects using Geospatial Technology
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NABARD, as part of developmental and promotional interventions under farm sector, is implementing participatory watershed projects in 19 drought affected states byinvolving Village Watershed Committees (VWCs) and NGOs as Project Facilitating Agencies (PFAs) inrainfed and dryland area, which constitute about 65% of the total area cultivated in the country. Major objectives of the programme are conservation of soil and water; employment generation, poverty alleviation and increased agriculture production and productivity through judicious use of the resources conserved and developed in such project areas. To address climate change issues, NABARD is also implementingClimate Proofinginterventions in completed watershed projects through its own Watershed Development Fund (WDF) as well as support from external agencies like KfW, Germany.


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