|Title||WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME â€“ AN IMPACT STUDY ON SOCIO ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF RURAL PEOPLE (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KORAKHU TRIBALS IN DHANWAR AREA, SURGUJA DISTRICT, C.G.)|
|Authors||Dr. Seraphinus Kispotta|
|Affiliation||Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, INDIA|
Economic stability and a wise use of land are inseparable. Watershed management, therefore, involves not only regeneration of the environment, but also the management of needs of the human community within that particular region in such a way that their demands are in balance with the availability of resources like land, water and vegetation. Watershed management is not merely anti-erosional and anti-runoff approach but also a comprehensive, integrated approach of land and water resourcesâ€™ management. It would ultimately depend on the people who are living in that particular jurisdiction. On account of the intervention of the watershed programme, the standard of life of the common people has increased to a great extent. Double and multiple cropping system has emerged in the recent years. Consequently the purchasing power of the common people has gone up. Along with this the availability of employment at the respective villages has increased seasonably. In order to obtain maximum benefits from watershed development programme it is imperative that the natural resources, soil and water, forest and greenery, common resources and facilities be properly utilized and protected. It then, will help to improve and maximize the productivity leading to the overall increase in the standard of life of people.