Watershed Development Program

The target area of SEEDS is a rain fed one. Hence SEEDS gives priority to work on the watershed development activities. From the year 2011 SEEDS in association with NABARD and TAWDEVA Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency, has been implementing watershed programmes in two village panchayats namely Azhagiyanallur and Nanthikundu in the Kariapatti block of Virudhunagar district. The programme covers an extent of 1123.305 hectares covering five villages benefiting 600 farmers. The project cost is Rs.1.16 crores. Under this programme treatment activities are continued.

Watershed Development Programme: SUSTAINABLE AGRICLUTURE

As per the guidelines of Watershed Development Fund of NABARD, SEEDS has been successfully implemented the watershed project during the year 2010 – 2011. SEEDS completed the first phase of FIP i.e., (Full Implementation Phase) covering 1123.30.5 hectares with the cost of 1.16 crores covered 5 villages namely Mela Azhagiyanallur, Keela Azhagiyanallur, Mela Thulukkangulam, Keelathulukkangulam and Nanthikundu village of Kariyapatti blocks in Virudhunagar district.

Full Implementation Phase was approved and sanctioned by the Project Sanction Committee of Watershed Development Fund (WDF) of NABARD and TAWDEVA (Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency). Under this programme 1180 hectares of lands in rain fed area are being treated under various techniques like farm ponds, deepening of ooranis, channel renovation, field bunds, bush clearance, levelling, and tree planting.

Watershed 1 Pisindi Alagiyanallur Watershed Project

  • Watershed Sanction amount – 1, 16, 54,150
  • Watershed Total area – 2264.5 Ha
  • Total no of farmers Directly Benefited through the activity - 660

The following table shows the details
S.No Particulars Month
1 Name of the Watershed Pisindi Alagianallur watershed
2 Date of FIP Sanction 23.1.2013
(A) FIP Sanction Amount 11654150
(B) TAWDEVA Portion Amount 5827075
3 Number of installments received 3
4 Total Sanction Amount 11654150
5 Amount Received from TAWDEVA 5827075
6 Total Expenditure 0
7 Amount given to vwc 4837915
8 Amount given to NGO/PFA 989160
9 Expenditure under the following Head
(a) Area Treatment 3364307
(b) Drainage Line Treatment 448828
(d) Training & Demonstration 161959
(e) Livelihood for Landless Farmers & Woman 362500
10 Total Maintenance Fund Collected 27300
11 Number of SHG's fomed 25
12 Number of SC Families benefitied 25
13 Total Number of Mandays generated 2405
14 Amount paid for unskilled labour for all the works done 1809166.379
15 Number of Farmers benefited 70
16 Treatment measure details to be furnished -
(a) Total Area Treated in Ha 490.435
(b) Number of Farm Ponds created 26
(c) Number of Check Weir constructed 2
(d) Field bunds created in Cubic meters 30105.96
17 Total number of visits to the watershed by JDA in FIP stage 2
S.No Name of the Work Completed Units No.of Farmers Covered No.of acres Covered Outcome
1 Field Bund (Drange Cum Bund) 33600 cum 440 705 Soil Erroson & Maijor increase, water taple increased, Cultivation 30 % increased after our intervention
2 Farm Pond No's 2466 cum 32 224 Soil Erroson & Maijor increase, water taple increased, 20 well water taple increased
3 Agro Forestry No's 6670 45 80 90% plant survival
4 Agro Horticulture No's 2175 32 32 90% plant survival
5 Dry land Horticulture No's 1250 30 30 90% plant survival
6 Weil Recharge Pit No's 5 5 10 5 Well rain water harvest and water taple increased
7 Deepening of Oorani 1874.98 Cum Common land 40 Soil Erroson Maijor control and Water taple increased, 20 well water taple increased
8 Sunken pond 1075 Cum Common Chennal Soil Erroson & Maijor increase, Water taple increased, 20 well water taple increased
9 check wire (10m Span) 2 Unit Comman Land 33 15 well water recharged
10 Loose Rock check Dam 78m Common Chennal Soil Erroson Major control and water taple increased, 20 well water taple increased
11 Landless Women Development Component
Goat Rearing - 227 - Goat Rearing
Dairy Development - 8 - Dairy Development
12 Training and Demonstration - 274 - 10 Trainings Completed
13 Productivity Enhancement 3 Demo Unit - - 15 nos of farmers triplication completed
14 Maintenance Fund - 352 - Fund collected from Farmers and maintain separate A/C

Check Weir Survey No : 162, Village : Keela Thulukkankulam Channel