The Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is planned with an aim of integrated sustainable eco friendly development of the rural areas of the country. The objective of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is to attach locally available natural resources in an optimum manner to achieve the overall goal of sustainable development in the area. These objectives can be realized by conserving, protecting and restoring the ecological balance by developing natural resources and by preventing soil erosion, degradation of top soil cover, regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of the ground water table. The programme also gives specific importance to the productivity enhancement of agriculture/horticulture/animal husbandry activities and innovative sustainable livelihood development of the community. The activities for resource development and usage is planned to promote farming and allied activities and also to promote local livelihoods while ensuring resource conservation and regeneration.

                 A Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the IWMP Vamanapuram, containing an analysis of the current situations of watershed project area and suggesting the needs of the community with respect to land and water resources conservation and management in the project area was prepared by Kerala State Land Use Board (TSO) for Vamanapuram Block Panchayat (PIA)





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