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  DPAP Sector

The Drought Prone Areas Programme  is a centrally sponsored scheme  was implemented in the District Udhampur as per guidelines issued by Government of India from time to time on watershed basis. The Watershed Development Programme in Drought Prone Areas is being implemented by taking up projects for development of 500 hectares area in each  watershed (approximately)  in a phased manner. The main   objectives of the  programme  are as under:-

1. Developing wastelands / degraded lands, drought prone  areas on watershed basis,  keeping in   view the    capability of land site   conditions and local needs.

2. Promoting the overall economic condition of the resource poor and disadvantaged sections  inhabiting the programme areas.

3.Mitigating the adverse effects of extreme climatic conditions such as drought and desertification  on crops, human and lives stock population for their overall improvement

4. Restoring ecological balance by harnessing, conserving and developing natural resources i.e.     land,  water, vegetative cover.

5. Encouraging village community for employment generation, poverty  alleviation, community      empowerment and development of human and other resources of the village

Presently the DPAP programme governed by  Hariyali guidelines  shall  be completed by the end of Dec., 2012, and a new programme namely Integrated Watershed Management  Programme (IWMP)  with common guidelines issued by Govt. of India is  introduced in the district on 90:10 basis. The Preliminary Project Reports of various watersheds for all the blocks were prepared, out of which two detailed PPRs namely Dudu-Tawi-A at an estimated cost of Rs. 614.70 lacs and Dudu Tawi-B  at an estimated cost of Rs. 683.40 lacs in respect of block Dudu were re-drafted  in consultation with  Dr A.S. Jasrotia, Consultant , IWMP, University of Jammu appointed by State Govt. and  subsequently submitted to the Administrative Department of Rural Development for further necessary action. Till now, no formal instructions have been received from the Administrative Department.