Examining adaptation and mitigation opportunities in the context of the integrated watershed management programme of the Government of India.
Burhanpura watershed in Rajasthan
After the implementation of the watershed development project, a post-evaluation highlighted the kind of multiple benefits that were generated from the project. Covering an area of 1175 hectares over 8 villages, the project now supports sustainable living of nearly 350 families. Immediate impacts observed included increase in water levels by 15 to 20 feet. Of relevance is the fact that water is now available for use even during the drought years. Apart from this, forest conservation contributing to increase in biomass, erosion control and topsoil conservation was promoted
Reacting to climate events
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Medium cost to implement
Multipliers could be significant
Consistent with poverty reduction
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