Training For Watershed Development

   Training for Watershed Development The main thrust under Common Guidelines   for   Watershed    Development  for  the  major  schemes  of IWDP, DPAP and DDP is on people’s participation by involving them in the decision making, implementation and monitoring of  the projects through formal and informal groups and village level institutions. The guidelines also lay emphasis on training for watershed development. The project  estimate provides for  5% for   providing    training  to  the functionaries   for    successful  implementation  of    the    projects. For
successful   implementation   of   these Area    Development  Projects, Government had constituted a Committee on ‘Training for Watershed Development under the Chairmanship of Shri V. B. Eswaran. The Eswaran Committee emphasized the need for massive training programme for different level of functionaires in the implementation of the Projects. Accordingly, guidelines have since been formulated to provide financial assistance to the SIRDs, ETCs and other Training Institutions, identified by the State Governments for imparting training on Watershed Management.