The meaning of watershed refers to an area whose water flows towards a point.
The planned use of this water can deliver better results.
Related area may be a village or a group of villages in the form of a unit.
All kinds of land like agricultural, waste lands and forests may be included in this area.
Maximum use of the land is possible by adopting watershed programme.
The overall development with proper utilization of water in the area is considered to be watershed development.
Benefits of watershed development –
The following benefits can be achieved by water-shed development-
Supply of water for drinking and irrigation.
Increase in bio-diversity.
Loss of acidity in the soil and free for standing water.
Increase in the agricultural production and productivity.
Decrease in the cutting of forests.
Increase in the standard of living.
Increase in employment.
Increase in personal get together by participation of local people.