Rural Development with Watershed Projects in Orissa

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Watershed projects are implemented strategically to bring about sustainable livelihoods development of communities living in the rainfed areas of Orissa.

Western Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (WORLP) works in four districts of Orissa – Bargarh, Balangir, Kalahandi and Nuapara, also among the poorest in India. Inequitable social structures, distorted land distribution, indebtedness, gender and other inequities contribute to the widespread poverty and hamper access to resources by poor and marginalised people. WORLP contributes to reducing poverty by promoting livelihood initiatives for the poor by focusing on building, and working with, people's existing strengths and resources with the help of government schemes.  

Watershed projects are implemented strategically to bring about sustainable livelihoods development of communities living in the rainfed areas of Orissa. Using micro-watershed as a platform for livelihoods promotion, WORLP aims at rural development surrounding most aspects of natural resource management. 

This compendium aims to strengthen the efforts of the watershed project in meeting the objectives of poverty reduction in the rural sector by joining forces with various government departments. It also aims to serve as a medium for assessing the effectiveness of these schemes. The publication presents detailed descriptions of these schemes that will guide beneficiaries to avail the benefits of the schemes.

PublicationA Compendium of Ongoing Rural Sector Schemes for Convergence with Watershed Projects

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