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TitleWatershed development projects in India : an evaluation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsKerr, J, Pangare, G, Pangare, V
Secondary TitleResearch report / IFPRI
Volumeno. 127
Paginationxii, 86 p. : 3 fig., 31 tab.
Date Published2002-01-01
PublisherInternational Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
ISSN Number0896291294
Keywordsagriculture, catchment areas, evaluation, india andhra pradesh, india maharashtra, sdiasi, sdiwrm, water resources development

The Green revolution that transformed agriculture elsewhere in India had little impact on rainfed agriculture in the semi-arid tropical regions, where agricultural productivity is low, natural resources are degraded and the people are poor. In the 1980s and 1990s, agricultural scientists and planners aimed to promote rainfed agriculture through watershed development.

This study addresses three main research questions: (1) What projects are most succesful in promoting the objectives of raising agricultural productivity, improving natural resource management, and reducing poverty? (2) What approaches enable projects to succeed? (3) What nonproject factors contribute to achieving these objectives? A detailed survey of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh states is conducted as part of this research. An analysis is given which provides insight relevant to these projects. It compares conditions in the study villages before and after the projects were implemented.

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