NABARD ASSISTED WATERSHED
objective of the fund is to spread the message of participatory
watershed development & to replicate & consolidate the
isolated successful initiatives under different programmes in
the government, semi-government & NGO sectors. Watershed
community, central and state government departments, banks,
agricultural research institutions, NGOs & NABARD will act
in concert to make a breakthrough in participatory watershed
– WDF: The union budget for 1999-2000 announced the creation
of watershed development fund in NABARD. In pursuance thereof, the
Board of Directors of NABARD approved the proposal of creation of
WDF with a Rs.100 Crores contribution from NABARD and a matching upfront
contribution of Rs. 100 Crores from the Government of India raising
the size of the fund to Rs. 200 Crores. The actual allocation to the
State is Rs 60 crores.
of drinking water bore well sources in drinking water problematic
During 2005-06 it was planned to develop an area of 3700 hectares
with an outlay of Rupees 220 lakhs, against which an area of 2285
hectares was developed by incurring Rupees 134.53 lakhs.
– RIDF: This project has been sanctioned by NABARD under RIDF
– 10 assistance with a project cost of Rs. 3124 lakhs to implement
the project in 1286 villages covering 109 taluks in 21 districts.
During 2005-06 it was planned to establish 10750 water harvesting/conservation
structures with an outlay of Rupees 3061.02 lakhs, against which 3435
structures has been established by incurring Rupees 978.05 lakhs.