11th November, 2002 (DSCO- NT) : Smt. E. Tariang, Assistant General Manager NABARD, Mumbai Head office and Shri Navde, Deputy General Manager NABARD Shillong visited the Umyiap River Valley Project where the various works implemented were assessed by the Inspected Officials.
NABARD officials on their field inspection at Umyiap
The Officials also had direct interaction with the farmers and members of the Project Committee. They were accompanied by Shri A. Syiem, Jt. Director Soil Conservation (Hrgt); Shri D. Langstieh, Divisional Soil Conservation Officer, Nongstoin; and Shri L. Shabong, Assistant Soil Conservation Officer, Nongstoin.
Tour of Trainees
December, 2002 (DSCO-Tura -CC) : Field Tour of the 30th Batch Field Assistant Trainees of Conservation Training Institute, Byrnihat to Tura. Shri H.R. Sangma, Assistant Soil Conservation Officer took the trainees to Dadanggre Soil Conservation Centre and briefly conducted Field Classes on Cultivation of Cashew; Rubber Crops including Tapping and Processing of Latex.
Watershed Development Project in Shifting Cultivation Areas (WDPSCA with Special Central Assistance)
- To protect and develop the Hill slopes of these areas through different Soil and Water Conservation Measures on Watershed basis and to reduce land degradation process.
- To encourage and assist the Jhumia families to develop Jhum land for productive use with improved Cultivation and suitable package of practices leading to settled cultivation practices
- To improve the -economic status of Jhumia families through house hold/land based activities.
- To mitigate the ill effect of Jhum Cultivation by introducing land use and water management as per capability and improved Technologies.
Achievement on WDPSCA with special Central Assistance
|No. of Project||Year of Implementation||Physical||Financial|
|12 Nos.||1995-96 to 1999-2000||Arable land - 9577 ha.
N-Arable land - 1984 ha.
|38 Nos.||1999-2000 to 2001-02||Arable land - 5161 ha.
N-Arable land 1545 ha.
Rural Infrastructure DevelopmentFund - NABARD
The Department of Soil and Water Conservation has also taken up 12 nos. Soil and Water Management schemes under RIDF V- NABARD Loan with effect from 2000 - 2001 to 2002- 2003 at the total cost of Rs. 490 lakhs.)
Name of projects
|1. East Khasi Hills||1. Umjani Watershed
2. Um Nongspung River Valley Project
|2. West Khasi Hills||1.Umram Kynshi Watershed
2.Umyiap River Valley Project
|3. Ri Bhoi District||1.Umlyngkdait Watershed
2. Umshait Watershed
|4. Jaintia Hills District||1. Mynsar Watershed
2. Sung, River Valley Project
3. Rhoh Latnga River Valley Project.
|5. East Garo Hills||1. Chidrang Watershed
2. Rongak Watershed
|6. West Garo hills||1. Galwang Watershed|
Achievements of Soil and Water Conservation, Meghalaya from 1974 upto 2001-2002
A. Jhum Control Scheme (Upto 2001-2002)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|1. Land Development (Terracing & Land Reclamation)||8772.83 ha.||551.16|
|2. Afforestation||3612.12 ha.||111.51|
|3. Water Conservation & Distribution Works||6835.65 ha.||371.54|
|4. Cash Crop Development||7244.59 ha.||1626.17|
|5. Drinking Water||306 Nos.||25.31|
|6. Follow Up Programme||5828.11 ha.||82.04|
|7. Camp & Camp Equipments||445 Nos.||43.06|
|8. Dwelling House||1665 Nos.||33.31|
|9. Link Roads||669.69 Km.||121.85|
B. Watershed Management (Upto 2001-2002)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|1. (Terracing & Land Reclamation)||3886.21 ha.||209.55|
|2. Erosion Control||1526.31 ha.||134.28|
|3. Afforestation||6529.52 ha.||354.50|
|4. Water Conservation & Distribution Works||3911.87ha.||275.16|
|5. Cash Crop Development||2352.83 ha.||639.26|
|6. Water Harvesting/ Conservation Pond||73 Nos.||21.76|
|7. Drinking Water||95 Nos.||12.06|
|8. Follow Up Programme||2925.50 ha.||57.77|
|9. Link Roads||178.26 Km.||65.02|
|10. Fodder & Pastures Development works||22 ha.||1.35|
C. Soil Conservation Scheme (In General Area) Upto 2001-2002
(Rs. in Lakhs)
|1. (Terracing & Land Reclamation)||11,474.82 ha.||182.38|
|2. Erosion Control||7479.71 ha.||523.90|
|3. Afforestation||20343.36 ha.||818.14|
|4. Water Conservation & Distribution Works||7718.71 ha.||499.30|
|5. Cash Crop Development||869.52 ha.||196.77|
|6. Water Harvesting/ Conservation Pond||715 Nos.||182.30|
|7. Pastures Development works||1035.00 Nos.||16.86|