The policy recommendations have evolved from a decade long work of the RRA Network across the major rainfed states of India.

Agroforestry provides a unique opportunity to achieve the objectives of enhancing the productivity and improving the soil quality. Tree systems can also play an important role towards adapting to the climate variability and important carbon sinks which helps to decrease the pressure on natural forests.

The sixth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the actionable strategies and practices to achieve sustainability in agriculture. Sustainability, of productivity and production, is critical in ensuring viability and consistent growth in both farm production and income.

This new research report from WRI calls for policymakers to think bigger about climate change adaptation by moving away from small, one-off projects to those that benefit more people and better inform policy. It presents case studies from 21 agriculture projects across India, but its lessons are applicable in many countries and to many stakeholders

These guidelines broadly indicate a fresh framework for the next generation watershed programmes.

Chandigarh: Congress MP from Gurdaspur, Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday raised the issue of deteriorating groundwater level in Punjab in the Lok Sabha and informed the House that the groundwater use h

A working group on “Minor Irrigation and Watershed Management” was constituted by Planning Commission, Government of India to develop and define broad contours of future watershed development projects that could be implemented during the 12th Five Year Plan.

PIRAVOM: The National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA), a multi-crore project for the conservation of soil and development of agriculture, is dragging in the state. Only 15 percent of the Rs 50 crore allotted by the Central Agricultural Ministry has been spent till date. The amount was allotted for the XI Five Year Plan that ends in March 2012.

Not satisfied after okaying a special package worth Rs 7,266 crore for 13 districts in Bundelkhand spanning politically sensitive Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

The scheme insists on Participatory Rural Appraisal exercise

NAMAKKAL: To boost production under rainfed agriculture, 16 watersheds at an outlay of Rs 57.03 crore have been created in 9,505 hectares in Tiruchengode taluk in the district under the National Watershed Development Programme in Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA) of the Union government.