National Watershed Development Project For Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA)
List of Micro Watersheds Project to be Taken Up During The XIth Plan In MeghalayaEast Khasi Hills || West Khasi Hills || Jaintia Hills || Ri-Bhoi District || East Garo Hills || West Garo Hills || South Garo Hills
In each of the selected Blocks, a micro-watershed of about 500-1000 ha is taken up for Integrated Development. The ideal size is about 500 ha. area which could be saturated within the plan period. While selecting the micro-watershed, the following criteria should be kept in mind.
- The micro-watershed should be easily accessible and preferable be located in the vicinity of Block headquarter.
- The micro-watershed should be visible. This is possible when the project area is selected by the side of the main road through which people and government officers frequently pass.
- It should be located at a central place where farmers from the surrounding areas may easily assemble and see the process.
- It should have preferable 50% or more of its area under cultivation so that the farmers are directly involved and benefited.