CRITERIA FOR SELECTION & PRIORITISATION OF WATERSHED PROJECTS

  • Acuteness of drinking water scarcity.
  • Extent of over exploitation of ground water resources.
  • Preponderance of wastelands / degraded lands.
  • Contiguity to another watershed that has already been developed / treated.
  • The area of the proposed projects is not covered or overlapping with any other watershed projects sanctioned by the Central / State Government / autonomous bodies & others.
  • Willingness of village community to make voluntary contributions, enforce equitable social regulations for sharing of common property resources, make equitable distribution of benefits, create arrangements for operation and maintenance of the assets created.
  • Proportion of scheduled castes / scheduled tribes.
  • Area of the project should not be covered under assured irrigation except in ‘over exploited’ areas. [Assured irrigation means - actual area irrigated through STW, DTW, RLI and canals etc.]
  • Productivity potential of the land.
  • Incomplete / under-treated / left-over watersheds taken up previously for development under any scheme / programme can be taken up for development on priority basis.