The developmental strategy is two pronged- technical and social, both integrated for sustainable development of natural resources. Social strategy is for creating awareness and capacity building of community for self-motivation and long term commitment to the project for its sustainability. Technical strategy is for planning designing & implementation of activities for development of natural resourcesSocial StrategyParticipatory Approach for empowerment of Community: People’s participation is the key to sustainable watershed development programmes.Demand Driven Project Proposals of the community and Flexibility in choice of Technology.Equity for Resource Poor and Women: In all watershed development projects thrust is on improving equity by addressing needs of all sections of communitySocial AuditLinkages of Watershed community with Panchayat Raj Institutions: An important element of long term sustainability is to forge linkages with permanent institutions in the area. So, linkages are forged between the Panchayats and the watershed communities.Technical StrategyRidge to Valley approachIn-situ moisture conservationReduce Runoff velocityRain Water harvesting with the approach of ‘Water BudgetingAlternate land use i. e. Horticulture, Agro forestry, Pasture development & forestry plantation based on land capability classification.Flexibility in choice of Technology: Taking account of the high degree of heterogeneity in the socio economic and agro ecological conditions in rainfed areas, a high degree of flexibility is provided in the choice of appropriate, at the watershed levelLow cost, replicable & indigenous technologies 

Social Strategy

    Participatory Approach for empowerment of Community: People’s        participation is the key to sustainable watershed development        programmes.

    Demand Driven Project Proposals of the community and Flexibility in     choice of Technology.

    Equity for Resource Poor and Women: In all watershed development projects thrust is on improving equity by addressing needs of all sections of community

    Social Audit

    Linkages of Watershed community with Panchayat Raj Institutions: An     important element of long term sustainability is to forge linkages with     permanent institutions in the area. So, linkages are forged between the    Panchayats and the watershed communities.

Technical Strategy

    Ridge to Valley approach

    In-situ moisture conservation

    Reduce Runoff velocity

    Rain Water harvesting with the approach of ‘Water Budgeting

    Alternate land use i. e. Horticulture, Agro forestry, Pasture development & forestry plantation based on land capability classification.

    Flexibility in choice of Technology: Taking account of the high degree of heterogeneity in the socio economic and agro ecological conditions in rain fed areas, a high degree of flexibility is provided in the choice of appropriate, at the watershed level

    Low cost, replicable & indigenous technologies