Common guidelines for watershed development projects 2011
These guidelines broadly indicate a fresh framework for the next generation watershed programmes. The key features of this new unified approach can be broadly outlined as: Delegating Powers to States, Dedicated Institutions, Financial Assistance to Dedicated Institutions, Duration of the Programme, Livelihood Orientation, Cluster Approach, Scientific Planning, Capacity Building, and Multi Tier Approach. These guidelines coupled with the flexibilities inherent in them would provide an enabling framework for the planning, design, management and implementation of all watershed development projects in the country. They will apply to all schemes concerned with watershed development of all departments of Government of India.