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Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)

Salient features of IWMP

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is a modified programme of erstwhile Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), Desert Development Programme (DDP) and Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) of the Department of Land Resources. This consolidation is for optimum use of resources, sustainable outcomes and integrated planning. The scheme was launched during 2009-10. The programme is being implemented as per Common Guidelines for Watershed Development Projects 2008. The main objectives of the IWMP are to restore the ecological balance by harnessing, conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as soil, vegetative cover and water. The outcomes are prevention of soil erosion, regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of the ground water table. This enables multi-cropping and the introduction of diverse agro-based activities, which help to provide sustainable livelihoods to the people residing in the watershed area.

The salient features of IWMP are as below:

(i) Setting up of Dedicated Institutions with multi-disciplinary experts at State level - State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA), District level - Watershed Cell cum Data Centre (WCDC), Project level - Project Implementing Agency (PIA) and Village level - Watershed Committee (WC).

(ii) Cluster Approach in selection and preparation of projects: Average size of project - about 5,000 ha.

(iii) Enhanced Cost Norms from Rs. 6000 per ha. to Rs.12,000/ha. in plains; Rs.15,000/ ha in difficult/hilly areas

(iv) Uniform Funding pattern of 90:10 between Centre & States.

(v) Release of central assistance in three installments (20%, 50% & 30%) instead of five installments.

(vi) Flexibility in the project period i.e. 4 to 7 years

(vii) Scientific planning of the projects by using IT, remote sensing techniques, GIS facilities for planning and monitoring & evaluation

(viii) Earmarking of project funds for DPR preparation (1%), Entry point activities (4%), Capacity building (5%), Monitoring (1%) and Evaluation (1%).

(ix) Introduction of new livelihood component with earmarking of project fund under Watershed Projects i.e. 9% of project fund for livelihoods for assetless people and 10% for production system & micro-enterprises

(x) Delegation of power of sanction of projects to States.

Srishti and Drishti-IWMP Bhuvan

Link for Srishti-

The note about Srishti-IWMP Bhuvan: Srishti-IWMP-BHUVAN is developed with an objective of providing support to Administrators, Planners, Data Providers, Field Level Personnel involved in the implementation of IMWP and also for general public towards creating, visualizing, analyzing as well as assessing the watershed management process and its activities. The portal gives access to Visualize IWMP programmes (including Special IWMP Watersheds), monitor, statistics, summary of the current ongoing and completed Watershed projects The services and features are created for each of this stakeholder group varies depending on the role of User. The Portal enables access to three categories of users viz., Administrator level, Data Provider level and Citizen level. At administrator level, provision is made to generate complete statistics, summary of ongoing and completed Watershed Programs. Data provider access provides support for online provision of data for partners and state agencies.Citizens would be able to visualize the overall information about Watershed project with a backdrop of image service and available legacy thematic data with Bhuvan.

The link for downloading mobile apk Drishti for uploading data for the IWMP-Bhvan portal is:

Short note on Drishti: Drishti is a simple Android mobile application which can be used in the field to send the field data at any stage of implementation to the geoportal for monitoring purposes. The software tool allows categorisation of the type of implementation, lat-long coordinates of the location, 2 photos of the actual status on the ground, uplinking facility from the field itself for near real-time posting on the geoportal, adding of attribute information at the field itself while sending the details. Any user can easily uplink such data from the field, including common public so that implementing agencies of IWMP can analyse these datasets to get an idea of actual implementation at field level, in addition to the satellite images. This uses GPS for location, GPRS/ Wifi as available for communicating to the server and automatically connects to the server for sending the data as and when connectivity exists from the mobile to the server. Drishti Talks to Srishti as desired from the field. Drishti can also be downloaded from the Srishti webpage of the IWMP-Bhuvan Portal.

Manual of Srishti-Drishti-(English)
Presentation on "Monitoring of IWMP Watersheds using Geospatial Technologies" - (English)

DPR, Estimation & Hydrogeology Application

I. Watershed DPR & Works Estimate Preparation Software for IWMP: The DPR application can be used to prepare Detailed Project Reports for IWMP projects whereas the Estimation Software can be used for preparing estimates of check dams, farm ponds, contour trenches, gully plugs, forestry and horticulture plantations etc. These applications will reduce duplication of time and effort in data collection and automate a number of steps in preparation of DPR while ensuring uniform output. The applications will further facilitate quality technical inputs in planning of watershed projects. The State specific customization may be required. SLNAs are requested to go through the User Manual and get in touch with CGARD, NIRD Hyderabad for State specific data upload and customization if required.

State Wise Master Data required for DPR and Work Estimate Application I.State Wise Master Data required for DPR

List of Sanctioned Watershed Projects
( This data is received from DoLR will be available to the user)
List of Watershed Project wise Micro Watershed Codes
List of soil and moisture conservation activities with unit cost norms
List of Water Harvesting Activities with unit cost norms
List of Afforestation Activities with unit cost norms
List of Horticulture Activities with unit cost norms
List of Nursery Activities with unit cost norms
List of Livelihood Activities with unit cost norms
List of Micro-Enterprises and Production System Activities with unit cost norms
List of Training Providing Institutes in Capacity Building Program with their Area of specialization
List of Training Programs with training duration and training unit cost norm (per person per day)
II. State Wise Master Data required for Work Estimate

State / Region / District wise Work Schedule of Rate ( which is Present one )
Soil and Moisture Conservation ActivitiesSchedule of Rate (SOR )
Water Harvesting Activities-Schedule of Rate (SOR )
Horticulture ActivitiesSchedule of Rate (SOR )
Forest ActivitiesSchedule of Rate (SOR )
State / Region / District & Work wise Detailed Work Estimate Copy For Soil and moisture conservation activities
Water Harvesting Activities
Horticulture Activities
Nursery Activities
Weblink for DPR and Estimation Software for IWMP:

[DPR Preparation and Estimation Software User Manual] II. Geo-Hydrogeology Modelling for Watershed Planning:

The Geo-hydrology application can be used to create Digital Elevation Models, slope maps and flow accumulation maps. The application can suggest possible locations for water harvesting structures. The sites suggested by the application can be finalized after field verification. For Geohydrology GIS Software, the State SLNAs can use readily and no specific customization will be required. The Manual explains how to digitize contours in case digital contours are not available. The software is based on open source applications (QGIS) and no propriety software is required.

Weblink for DPR and Estimation Software for IWMP:

[Geo hydrology User Manual]
In case of any difficulty or software support, it is requested to contact :
Dr V Madhava Rao, Professor & Head, CGARD, NIRD&PR, Hyderabad,
Mob: 09848992616
Phones: 0091 40 24008447, Fax: 0091 40 24008447
E-mail :,
T.Phanindra Kumar, Assistant Professor
Mob: 9963966000

IMWP-Process Management Software

The note on IWMP-Process Management Software:
The Department of Land Resources has developed a web based application called IMWP-Process Management Software (IWMP-PMS) to help the various agencies in States in implementing IWMP as per schedule. The software is especially handy for the PIA and can be used for project management, deployment of resources, scheduling of activities, tracking of progress and decision making on a real time basis as per the status of the implementation of the project. The software is also helpful for the SLNA and WCDCs in tracking the progress of the IWMP projects.

The Software is based on the principles of Project Management where the various activities within an IMWP project are arranged in order of precedence according to the IWMP Common Guidelines. The PIA needs only to update the status of activity by selecting YES. The current time stamp is automatically taken by the software. As per dependency of activities, the software will not allow a status update of an activity which has a dependency on two other activities unless those two activities are completed.

It is expected that the concerned agency will update the progress IMWP project wise only twice a month ie on the 1st and 16th of the month. For projects that are already into work phase, the legacy data on project implementation status will be updated from the backend after information is collected from the States.

The Web Link of IMWP-PMS is:

The project profile data is already in the system. However users will have to be created and authenticated by the respective SLNAs. User IDs and Passwords for the SLNAs and WCDCs will be sent. After creation of PIA users, they will have to select their IWMP projects to create a user mapping. Projects not available in the list can be added.

[User Manual of IWMP-PMS]-(English)


Standard Operating Procedure for Registration of Agencies and Funds flow for IWMP on PFMSVersion 1.0
Status of Registration of Agencies State wise as on 18.3.2015
Minutes of the Meeting for integration of EFMS-AP-Telengana and PFMS
Procedure for filing Expenditure on PFMS
Expenditure Filing on PFMS for IWMP
Status of Registration of Agencies as on 28.4.2015
Communication from DoLR for Implementation of PFMS in IWMP
Implementation of PFMS in IWMP as on 27.2.2015
Implementation of PFMS in IWMP as on 4.2.2015
Training on Implementation of PFMS for e-payment and expenditure filing as on 19.1.2015
Registration of Agencies on PFMS as on 14.1.2015
PFMS on 9.12.2015
Implementation of PFMS in IWMP as on 8.12.2014
Implementation of PFMS in IWMP as on 27.11.2014
PFMS as on 15.9.2015
Implementation of PFMS in IWMP as on 29th April,2015


Operational Guidelines for Convergence of Programmes with IWMP (February, 2015)

English: e-Book | PDF  

Benchmarking of Watershed Management Outcomes, Operational Guidelines (February, 2015)

English: e-Book | PDF  

Common Guidelines for Watershed Development Projects-2008 (Revised 2011)


Compreheisive Amendments in Common Guidelines

Common Guideline Amendments हिन्दी

Common Guidelines 2008

English हिन्दी

Hariyali (2003)

English हिन्दी

Watershed Guidelines ( revised 2001)


Websites of State Watershed Agencies


Policy- Notification/ Letters


National Workshop on IWMP-MIS held at NIC HQ, New Delhi on 7th & 8th August 2012    Picture Gallery       Agenda  Participants' list    NIC State Coordinators (IWMP)   State /SLNA
Revised Operational Guidelines for Fund Release under IWMP (uploaded on 15th June 2012)
Livelihoods, Production system & microenterprises Guidelines Fwd letter (uploaded on 3rd Nov' 2011)
Hariyali Projects-policy decision on closure of projects sanctioned during 2005-06 and 2006-07, clubbing of installments (uploaded on 25th July 2011)
Checklist for release of balance 14% of central funds of 1st installment for IWMP projects (uploaded on 13th July 2011)

Format for presentation of proposals before ‘Steering Committee for Integrated Watershed Management Programme’ regd – Letter from DIG  |  for Proposals of 2011-12 - Revised (uploaded on 9th August 2011)  |  for Proposals of 2014-15

Modalities for release of institutional fund as well as 2nd & 3rd installment of central funds for IWMP & UC formats (uploaded on 7th July 2011)
Directions regarding inclusion of forest areas under IWMP (uploaded on 7th July 2011)
One year diploma in Watershed Management by IGNOU  sponsored by DoLR from January 2011

Formats - IWMP

Steering Committee for IWMP

Format for presentation before Steering Committee - 2013-14
Letter to States for revised formats.pdf


An Overview of Impact Assessment of Watershed Projects by NIRD
Impact and Effectiveness of "Watershed Development Programmes" in India by LBSNAA
Hanumatha Rao Committee's on DPAP & DDP Report of the Technical Committee on Drought Prone Areas Programme and Desert Development Programme (April 1994)
Parthasarthy Report 'From Hariyali to Neeranchal' Report of the Technical Committee on Watershed Programmes in India (January 2006)
Wasteland Atlas of India

Misc. Updates

Minutes of Workshop on Participatory Groundwater Management in Watershed Projects held on 7th May, 2013

Minutes of the Steering Committee


Success Stories on Watershed Projects

Review Meetings

Minutes of Regional Review Meeting at Bhuj, Gujarat on 24.1.2012
Annexure-I & V of review meeting western region 24.1.12
Annexure-II of the minutes of review meeting western region 24.1.12
Annexure-III of review meeting western region 24.1.12
Annexure-IV of review meeting western region 24.1.12


IWMP-Statewise Targets

2014-15 (uploaded on 8th Aug'2014)
2013-14 (uploaded on 25th July' 2013)
2012-13 (uploaded on 5th Jan' 2012)

Workshops/ Conferences/ Seminars

Minutes of the 27th Meeting of the Steering Committee on IWMP held on 31.07.2012
Revised Presentation format for IWMP proposals 2012-13 before Steering Committee
Funding support for institutions under IWMP for two more years
Guidelines for Evaluation of Preparatory Phase of IWMP Projects 
'Conference of Ministers of Nodal Department for IWMP in all States-8th June 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan' (uploaded on 25th May 2012)
Programme Schedule | Background Note | Presentations

Meeting of CEO of SLNAs for IWMP on 21st May, 2012 at SCOPE Complex, New Delhi
Minutes of Meeting | Presentations

Proceedings of Workshop on 'Institutional Arrangements for IWMP' hend on 28th October, 2010 at NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi  (uploaded on 15th Nov 2010)

Two-day Workshop on "Integrated Watershed Management Programme - Planning for 2010-2011" on 20th & 21st May, 2010         
Programme on 20th & 21st May 2010
Presentations of IWMP Workshop on 20th & 21st May  
Proceedings of the workshop

Proceedings of National Level Workshop cum Training of Trainers (TOT) on IWMP-MIS held on 24th - 25th July, 2014 at Scope Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi (uploaded on 31st July 2014)

Hand Books

Hand Book on Quality Control


MoU -SLNA and DoLR IWMP Formats
Format for Annual Action Plan (AAP)
Format for Preliminary Project Report (PPR)
Format of State Perspective & Strategic Plan (SPSP)
Model format for DPR preparation (DPR)

Review Meetings

Notification/ Letters

37th Meeting of Steering Committee for Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) on 27th, 28th and 29th May, 2014
Letter to Nodal Secretaries Zonal Review Meeting
Letter to Chief Secretaries
Letter to Nodal Secretaries Zonal Review Meeting
Download formats for States
State-wise Nodal Department for Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) (uploaded on 22nd Sept 2010)
List of scientific equipments suggested for watershed programme
Rules for operation of Watershed Development Fund Account Addl Secretary's letter to all States' Principal Secretary/ Secretary


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