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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.

Guidelines

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

English  

Compreheisive Amendments in Common Guidelines

Common Guideline Amendments हिन्दी

Common Guidelines 2008

English हिन्दी

Hariyali (2003)

English हिन्दी

Watershed Guidelines ( revised 2001)

English  

Websites of State Watershed Agencies



MIS for IWMP
 

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
IWMP-Statewise targets for 2013-14 (uploaded on 25th July' 2013)
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

Reports

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


2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13

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

ARCHIVES

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

Hand Books

Hand Book on Quality Control

Formats

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

States

Madhya Pradesh    English   हिन्दी