Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management for Improving Rural Livelihoods-REC Limited


Duration: 2014 – 2021

Location: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India & Wanaparthy, Telangana, India

Partners:

  1. REC Limited
  2. Government of Andhra Pradesh
  3. Government of Telangana

Summary:

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) supported ICRISAT-led consortium to establish two watershed learning sites in Penukonda mandal (4 villages viz. viz. Kondampalle, Gonipeta, Settipalle and Cherlopalle; 3150 ha cultivated land; and home to 8700 people) of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh, India and Wanaparthy mandal (4 villages viz. Rajapet, Kadukuntla, Peddagudem and Mentapalle; 3968 ha cultivated land; and home to 11726 people) of Wanaparthy district in Telangana, India.

The RECL-ICRISAT watershed sites have provided a proof of concept and a good learning site for holistic and integrated solutions to harness the system productivity and strengthening of livelihood. This has provided the way forward not only for uplifting drylands but also to corporates to leverage social responsibility in mainstreaming the underprivileged, while contributing to food security and ecosystem services as such.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To establish “Model Sites of Learning” in Wanaparthy (erstwhile Mahboobnagar) district of Telangana state (India) and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh (India) for harnessing the potential of rainfed areas by adopting integrated water resource management approach;
  • To enhance water availability and its (green and blue water) use efficiency for diversifying the livelihood systems in the target villages by adopting integrated water resource management approach; and
  • To build capacity of the farmers in the region for improving rural livelihoods through knowledge sharing and dissemination strategy

Recent Posts

Recent Publications

2020

Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Wanaparthy (formerly Mahabubnagar district), Telangana and Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh (Progress Report Up to Sept 2020). IDC-ICRISAT (2020): In: 2020. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)

2017

RECL-ICRISAT Watershed :: Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and Mahabubnagar, Telangana (CTB). IDC-ICRISAT (Ed.) (2017): 2017. (Type: Booklet | Links | BibTeX)

2015

Farmer-centric Integrated Watershed Management for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and Mahabubnagar, Telangana. ICRISAT (2015): In: 2015. (Type: Incollection | Links | BibTeX)