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Watershed Development- A Case Study on Harsule Village


Akhilesh Jitendra Jagtap , MIT college of Management, MIT-ADT University, Pune; Sanket Sunil Bhadane, MIT college of Management, MIT-ADT University, Pune


Watershed Development


India occupies approximately 2.4per of the total geographical area of the world. Population is huge and land is scarce. thus, agricultural lands are degrading and are turning into wastelands. So, it is necessary to restore the non-forested wastelands. Wasteland development is necessary to tackle the full potential of the available land resources and prevent its further degradation. The problem of degraded land, water audits management is complex and multi-dimensional and its development aims to develop human resource in watershed development and management. In India several Ministries namely, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Environment and Forests have been involved in Watershed Development Programs with substantial variation in their approaches. The main objective of the Watershed development program was to improve irrigation facility, water conservation, and land use pattern which leaded to increased agricultural productivity in drought prone and desert prone areas. Poverty reduction, better livelihoods and improved bio-physical and socioeconomic environment would bring about sustainable development. The site selected for water shed development project is near Harsule Village in Sinnar taluka of Nashik District. It is 13kms from Sinnar town and 33kms from Nashik City. Its latitude is 19.822455 and longitude is 73.940904. During summer water problem arises and also the water table goes down. Some measures have been required to recharge the ground water sources by suitable techniques to overcome the water scarcity problem.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I30596
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2020
Page(s): 687-690

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