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dc.contributorChourasia, anil Kumaren_US
dc.contributorWani, Suhasen_US
dc.contributorRaghavendra Rao, Sudien_US
dc.creatorPathak, Himanshuen_US
dc.identifier.citationHimanshu Pathak, anil Kumar Chourasia, Suhas Wani, Sudi Raghavendra Rao. (31/1/2013). Multiple Impact of Integrated Watershed Management in Low Rainfall Semi-Arid Region: A Case Study from Eastern Rajasthan, India. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 5, pp. 27-36.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe agriculture in low rainfall areas of eastern Rajasthan, India is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. In this region, water is the main limiting factor for upgrading rainfed agriculture. For such areas integrated watershed management is recognized as a potential approach for agriculture growth and rehabilitation of fragile and degraded lands. At Gokulpura-Goverdhanpura village in Bundi eastern Rajasthan, India an integrated watershed project was implemented using the holistic systems approach. This paper discusses the impacts of this watershed program on bio-physical, socio-economic, environmental and ecological parameters. Results indicate that due to watershed interventions the groundwater availability has substantially increased which brought changes in cropping patterns with high value crops. Significant increases in irrigated area, cropping intensity along with diversification of crops from traditional to commercial cash crops were recorded. The watershed program also significantly improved the socio-economic status of the watershed community. It has increased the income and reduced poverty of the people in the watershed. The watershed interventions generated good employment opportunities and significantly reduced the migration of both skilled and unskilled labor from the watershed village to urban areas. It has also improved the environmental quality and ecological status in the watershed. The watershed interventions increased the vegetative index or greenery, reduced runoff, soil loss, and land degradations and improved the bio-diversity in fragile ecosystems. Overall, the integrated watershed program at Gokulpura-Goverdhanpura provided resilience by ensuring continued and sustainable multiple outputs, besides soil and water conservation and other positive environmental effects.en_US
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishingen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Water Resource and Protection;5,(2013) Pagination 27,36en_US
dc.subjectsemi-arid tropicsen_US
dc.subjectbio-physical impacen_US
dc.subjectsocio-economic impacten_US
dc.subjectenvironmental and ecological impacten_US
dc.subjectgroundwater managementen_US
dc.titleMultiple Impact of Integrated Watershed Management in Low Rainfall Semi-Arid Region: A Case Study from Eastern Rajasthan, Indiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Council of Agricultural Research - ICARen_US
cg.contributor.centerBAIF Development Research Foundation -Gujarat Rural Institute for Socio-economic Reconstruction Vadodara - GRISERVen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalJournal of Water Resource and Protectionen_US

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