Government of India
Ministry of Rural Development
Department of Land Resources
New Delhi: India

   Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)

                   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 run-off, 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.  In addition, there is a Scheme of Technology Development, Extension and Training (TDET) is also being implemented to promote development of cost effective and proven technologies to support watershed management.

                  Till 1.4.2008, Department implemented 3 watershed  programmes viz. Integrated Wastelands Development Programme,  Drought Prone Areas Programme, Desert Development Programme. Since then, they have been brought under a comprehensive programme named Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) to be implemented under Common Guidelines on Watershed Development,2008. 


Common Guidelines 2008                      English       Hindi
Hariyali (2003)                                   English       Hindi
Watershed Guidelines ( revised 2001)     English 

(Old programs)
IWDP   Integrated Wasteland Development Programme
DPAP   Drought Prone Areas Programme
DDP     Desert Development Programme

Contact addresses of  the division

Important documents

Role of District Collectors in IWMP, with special emphasis on IAP Districts icon of new (uploaded on 21st Sep' 2011)

Hariyali Projects-policy decision on closure of projects sanctioned during 2005-06 and 2006-07, clubbing of installments icon of new (uploaded on 25th July 2011)
Checklist for release of balance 14% of central funds of 1st installment for IWMP projects icon of new (uploaded on 13th July 2011)
Proceedings of Workshop on 'Institutional Arrangements for IWMP' hend on 28th October, 2010 at NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi  (uploaded on 15th Nov 2010)
Revised IWMP MIS Input Formats ( uploaded on 29th Oct 2010)
Format for presentation of proposals before ‘Steering Committee for Integrated Watershed Management Programme’ regd – Letter from DIG Format for Presentation - Revised
icon of new (uploaded on 9th August 2011)
State-wise Nodal Department for Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) (uploaded on 22nd Sept 2010)
Wastelands Atlas of India 2010 (uploaded on 11th Aug 2010)
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)
Modalities for release of institutional fund as well as 2nd & 3rd installment of central funds for IWMP & UC formats icon of new (uploaded on 7th July 2011)
 Directions regarding inclusion of forest areas under IWMP icon of new (uploaded on 7th July 2011)
Pre-IWMP Projects - Documents required for release of second and final installments under DPAP, DDP & IWDP
    Documents required for release of central fund for pre-IWMP projects
    Format for Work-Plan, QPR
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
One year diploma in Watershed Management by IGNOU  sponsored by DoLR from January 2011
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
Madhya Pradesh    English   Hindi

Hanumatha Rao Committee's on DPAP & DDP
Wasteland Atlas

Minutes of the Steering Committee 2011-12
 Minutes of the 20th Steering Committee meeting held on  18th August 2011icon of new(uploaded on 30th August 2011)
 Minutes of the 19th Steering Committee meeting held on  21st June 2011icon of new(uploaded on 27th June 2011)

Minutes of the Steering Committee 2010-11
 Steering Committee 18th meeting 8-Mar-2011 Minutesicon of new(uploaded on 11th Mar 2011)
 Steering Committee 17th meeting 18-Jan-2011 Minutes(uploaded on 7th Jan 2011)
Steering Committee 16th meeting 25-Nov-2010 Minutes(uploaded on 8th Dec 2010)
Steering Committee 15th meeting 30.09.10 Minutes Final(uploaded on 29th Oct 2010)
Minutes of the 14th Steering meeting of the Steering Committee on IWMP held on 01/09/2010 at DoLR, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
uploaded on 14th Sept 2010)
Minutes of the 13th Meeting of the Steering Committee on IWMP held on 16/07/2010
Minutes of the 12th Meeting of the Steering Committee on IWMP held on 24/06/2010

Minutes of the Steering Committee 2009-10
Summary of project appraised and cleared by Steering Committee during  2009-10 Ist to XIth Meeting

Success Stories on Watershed Projects icon of new

    The screen layout of MIS for IWMP  uploaded 7/7/2010
     SRS development -Minutes of one-day consultation with States - 29-30 June 2010

Operationalisation of Common Guidelines Watershed Development 2008

Phase-I/ Phase-II/ Phase-III/ Phase-IV
Letter to Chief Secretaries
Letter to Nodal Secretaries

Zonal Review Meeting Download formats for States
Programme-wise and State-wise projects proposed for foreclosure (31-12-2007)
Report on Capacity Building Training on Watershed Project Programme-wise and state-wise project proposed for foreclosure (31-12-2007)

Recent Event
 Minutes of second Regional Workshop to review the progress of wtareshed development programmes in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu held on 16th & 17th June, 2011 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

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