WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Each PIA must put in position a dedicated Watershed Development Team (WDT) with the approval of WCDC. The WDT will be hired on contract / deputation / transfer etc for a term not exceeding the project period. The WDT shall not exceed 15 members, including four hired ones, covering all the line departments. The Assistant Director of Agriculture of the concerned block shall mandatorily be member of the WDT for any watershed project executed by any other Department / organization. The PIA will also function as the WDT Leader and shall be one of the joint signatories along with the President / Secretary of the Watershed Committee in respect of their Bank Accounts (i.e. cheque signing authority. The four hired members may broadly be with knowledge and experience in agriculture, soil science, water management, civil/agriculture engineer, social mobilisation and institutional building. At least one of them should be a woman.