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Orientation & Training Programme for Watershed Level Participants under Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) & Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) in Uttar Pradesh

Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) and Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) /Hariyali are being implemented by the Department of Land Development & Water Resources, Government of Uttar Pradesh fostering community/ PRIs participation. The DPAP is being implemented by 92 Soil Conservation Officer units in 60 blocks across 15 districts and IWDP in 132 blocks across 47 districts of the State.

Capacity building and training are one of the basic requirements for the target groups for their effective and purposeful participation in different phases of the project, i.e. planning, execution and maintenance. The State Department of Land Development & Water Resources, being the nodal department for implementing these programmes in the State, assigned this prestigious task of organizing/ conducting trainings for the watershed level participants [Watershed Association (WA)/ Watershed Committee (WC)/ Users’ Groups (UGs)/ Self Help Groups (SHGs)] at the grassroots level in different soil conservation Units of 50 districts of the State.

The training programmes are focused on capacity building of the watershed level participants belonging to WA, WC, UG and SHG with regard to technical and participatory aspects of the project implementation so as to ensure their effective participation in implementation process of DPAP and IWDP. The training programmes are being organised at watershed level, as per training needs envisaged under DPAP/ IWDP and communicated by the concerned district officials.