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PREFACE Water is life. It originates in water possibly if at all it ends, will end with water, we guess. The role of water is felt every where, Its scarcity causes droughts famines, its excess causes the flood and deluge.The mission of many public and private water resources organization its to manage and conserve existing water supplies. Water will continue to play a crucial role in enhancing agricultural production inirrigated as well as rainfed areas, but this natural resource is limited and is going to be comescare infuture for agricultural sector in terms of both quantity and quality in the wake of intense competitive depends fromhousehold.indistrialisation urbanization and population growth.The paramaent importance of efficient economic and scientific conservation, utilization and management of this precious resource has assumed manifold dimentions these days for most optimum uses and undertaking of the various processesphenomena and principles involved imprudent management of the diminishing water resource for sound implementation of research and development programmes related to irrigation drainage and watershed development.The book presents an integrated approach to watershed planning and management.Various aspects of watershed planning and management have been throunghly discussed. The book deals not only with technical aspects of watershedmanagement but alsowith environmental socio-economic and policyissues sovitaflyneeded for sustainables administryators, planners, policy makers, NGO s SHGSand These involved in watershed planning andmanagements.
8th June, 2006
Acknowledgement Authors express their gratitude and indebtedness to Dr. Mangala Rai, Secretary, DARE and Director-General, ICAR and Dr.J.S. Samra, Deputy Director General NRM for their encouragement, support and help throughout in writing the book. Thanks are due to Dr. J.V. Rao, Head, Agroforestry Cell, Dr. M.V. Padmanabhan, Principal Scientist SWCE , Dr. G. Ravindra