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Soil & Water Conservation


North Garo Hills Soil and Water Conservation, Division, Resubelpara was created during the financial year of 2013-14 through Govt. Notification letter No. SCD. 30/2013/33 dt. 25-10-2013 and the office started fi=unctionng with effect from 03-02-2014. It is presently functioning from the office building of the Mendipathar Soil & Water Conservation Range Office, Gajing. There are two Range offices and one Beat office under North Garo Hills Soil & Water Conservation Division, Resubelpara viz.
1. Mendipathar Soil & Water Conservation Range, Gajing.
2. Wageasi Soil & Water Conservation Range, Wageasi.
3. Adokgre Soil & Water Conservation Beat Office, Adokgre.

Contact Details.

Name Designation Contact No.
Smti. Monjula Ch. Momin Divisional Soil & Water Conservation Officer 9436112482
Smti. Vivela D. Shira Assistant Soil & Water Conservation Officer 8414058906
Shri. Francis Momin Soil & Water Conservation Range Officer, I/C Mendipathar Soil & Water Conservation Range, Gajing 9856321831
Shri. Grower Momin Soil & Water Conservation Range Officer, I/C Mendipathar Soil & Water Conservation Range, Gajing 9436106483
Shri. Kennedy Sangma Soil & Water Conservation Range Officer, O/O North Garo Hills Soil & Water Conservation Range, Resubelpara 9856873069
Shri. Saimon Sangma Soil & Water Conservation Beat Officer, I/C Adokgre Soil & Water Conservation Beat, Adokgre 9774064903

Description of schemes and programmes offered by the department

A. State Plan Schemes
i. Soil & Water Conservation in General Areas. ii. Watershed Management Programme

B. Centrally Sponsored Schemes
i. Integrated Wasteland Development Programme(IWDP)
ii. Integrated Watershed Management Programme(IWMP)

Rural Infrastructure Development Fund(RIDF)

D. Other Government of India Schemes
Rastriya Krishi Vigyan Yojana(RKVY)


1. Soil & Water Conservation in General Areas
This scheme covers the general areas outside those not specifically covered by other packages of schemes of the Department. Its main objective is to reduce soil erosion hazards and land degradation and conservation of water, where individual/groups of farmers are targeted. Activities taken up under this Scheme include terracing and reclamation, erosion control, water conservation and distribution, afforestation, cash/horticulture crops development works, water harvesting works, farm ponds, conservation works in urban area, etc.
2. Watershed Management Programme
The programme aims for treating the micro watershed on an integrated approach. The activities include treatment of arable land, non-arable land, and drainage lines. Due to fund constraints, the activities have been confined mainly to afforestation, cash/horticultural crop development works.


1. Integrated Wasteland Development Programme
The Integrated Wasteland Development Programme (IWDP) was launched under the aegis of the National Wasteland Development Board, aimed at development of wasteland on watershed basis and has been implemented since 1999-2000. The main objective of the programme is to improve the productivity of wastelands and thereby improve the living standards of the rural poor who owns these lands. The development of these wastelands is taken up on a watershed basis. Special emphasis is given to conservation of soil in situ through integrated approach with bottom up planning.
The scheme is funded by the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India with 91.66% as Central Share and 8.34% as State Share. With an intention of involving village communities in the implementation of the Watershed Programme

2. Infrastructure Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)
The Government of India through the National Raifed Area Authority (NRAA) has evolved the Common Guidelines, 2008 for implementation of the Watershed Development Projects. The major areas in which paradigm shift has been made under the programme are: inter-alia, institutional funding of the State Government through the State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) at the State Level, constitution of District and Project Level Institutions for implementation of the projects for the Participatory Watershed Projects with financial, social and economic empowerment to the watershed communities in close coordination with the local institutions. ANother aspect is the equity and participatory resources management with due regards to the economically weaker sections within the village community.
The Central and State Share for IWMP projects is in the ratio of 90:10

The main objectives of this programme are as follows:

a. To dissipate soil and water erosion and surface run-off.
b. To harvest/recycle surface run-off and rain water.
c. To enhance soil moisture regime/water holding capacity.
d. To promote sub-surface flow, base flow and ground water recharge.
e. To improve soil health and tilth.
f. To improve production and productivity.
g. To promote generation and gainful employment opportunities.

C. Additional Central Assistance

1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme(AIBP)
This is Central assistance scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources. It is in the form of central grant (90% of the project cost) and the balance cost of the project (10%) as the State's share which is to be arranged by the state government from its own resources. The main thrust of the programme is to increase the area under irrigation thereby increasing the productivity of the area and improving the socio-economic condition of the people.

D. NABARD loan-Soil & Water Conservation Scheme under RIDF

The Department started implementing the scheme Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF)-NABARD Loan from the year 2000-2001 onwards. The basic objective of the scheme is to enhance the productivity of agriculture and its allied activities and in small river valleys, thereby improving the socio-economic set up of the people in the rural areas. Besides these, the scheme also envisages to promote sustainable development through conservation and management of soil and water

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