|Western Ghat Development Programme|
Western Ghat Development Programme(WGDP) is being implemented in 5 taluka's of Malnad Region in Shimoga District. These talukas are
An important aspect of Western Ghat Development Programme in shimoga is that major works in Social Forestry, Soil Conservation, Minor Irrigation and Horticulture sector have been undertaken on a watershed basis,with an integrated approach.
An action plan for Rs.190 lakhs for the year 2001-2002 has been prepared keeping in view of the objectives and guidelines of Western Ghat programme, with a view of maintaining ecological balance, through eco-restroration, eco-preservation , eco-development.
While selecting the scheme in each sector, the following objective have been kept in view
Hence adequate funds have been provided for the year 2001-2002 for the eco-development of the region by implementing the programmes in the sectors viz Minor irrigation, Social Forestry and Soil Conservation (including flood control and creation of potential irrigation), which helps in water conservations, increases water table which leaded to green revolution, and helps even in summers season to get water facilities to the western ghat people,domestic and wild animals during summer.It also prevents soil erosion.
Stress has been given to sectors like social forestry, horticulture,it is made possible to provide incoming generating activities to the poor people of western ghat region,to increase their income earning level which rises their standard of living.In addition in animal husbandary sector,quality cattle are provided through cross breed bulls and malnad giddas.Thus reducing the quantity of cattle population which will lead to soil erosion.
Report of Progress 2001-2002