ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Farmers, Sustainability and Watershed-Programmes

Programmes N Rajasekaran Though the food security system in India is resilient enough to give short-run drought proofing, the long-run drought proofing can be ensured only through programmes like watershed development in dry belt, for nearly 70 per cent of the land and 40 per cent of food production comes from dry farming. The study analyses the role of watershed development programme on the sustainable development of dry region and to what extent participation of local resource users helps in sustaining the development temporally.

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