MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING AND DOCUMENTATION OF
WATERSHED WORKS UNDER IWMP PROGRAMME
taken up the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and
Documentation of IWMP programme implemented by Watershed
Development Department (WDD) through a competitive bidding
process and has been allotted Belgaum revenue division to
support WDD as an independent external MEL&D agency for 5
years starting from 2011 to 2016 for Batch I and batch II
projects. The Belgaum division has 69 projects covering
treatable area of 2, 87,000ha spread over seven districts.
Observations of the project:
division has almost 30% of the total of 119 sub watersheds
in the state; Belgaum district has the highest number of
sub watersheds and Haveri has largest number of micro
watersheds and beneficiary households.
Jalanayana Melas, Jathas and Street plays have been
successful in attracting the people in watershed areas to
this program and sensitizing them towards the project's
has helped strengthen Self Help Groups (SHG) comprising of
mostly women to a large extent;
SHGs is a highly successful initiative
Haveri district have remarkably bank linkages of 94%;
followed by Gadag and Bagalkot having a Bank linkage of
IGA ventures initiated in most districts.
linkage is around 50% in Batch I projects and around 22%
in Batch II projects.
52% are landless, 32% are marginal farmers and 13% are
Groups and further forming of JLGs do not seem to yield
Executive Committees formed as a subcommittee of GP is
implementing the program and this attempt is reasonably
successful; however they need to be proactive and have a
plan for its sustainability in the long run.
consolidated the records, facilitated bank linkages and
have handed over the records as per the exit protocol of
the department. Most NGOs have done a good job.
Implementation of Soil and water conservation works; block
plantation under Horticulture and Forestry sectors have
started yielding results more so in Gadag, Haveri,
Bagalkot and Uttara Kannada districts.
carried out under live stock sector have helped the
Farmers and Women SHG members in improving the quality of
innovative activities seen in Haveri district under
horticulture; farmers are satisfied with the effort.
about the program and skill trainings still needs more
MIS and GIS based monitoring. Need to consolidate the
to successfully integrate all sections of society and all
farming related activities.
Progress upto November 2016.