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Water Management In N-E Farm Sector Stressed




Source: Business Line 26 November, 2001


Lt.Gen(Retd) S.K. Sinha, Governor, Assam called upon scientists and professionals of the north eastern region and experts from outside the region to frequently interact on issues relating to water and land development. 


He was inaugurating a national seminar on "Water and Land Management including CAD for Socio-economic Upliftment of N-E Region", organized by the North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (Neriwalm) at the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship here. 


Mentioning that the response to installation of shallow tube wells throughout Assam during the last two years was positive, he stressed on utilization of water resources in agriculture sector on a priority basis for removing poverty from the society. 


Dr.G.L. Kaul, Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, said the experts working in the water and land management sector should address the problems of the North-East in a concerted manner. He said "Our experience during past 70 years in watershed management indicates that sectoral approach of development and path development notion of growth has been proved to be less effective, if not totally rejected in the management of natural resources". 


Integrated Watershed Management with Participatory Technology Development Strategies is proved to be quite satisfactory and opened new vistas of overall development of the areas. 


Integrated and scientific management of natural resources on watershed basis has been evaluated to be a most suitable model of development to achieve optimum and sustained production of food, feed, fibre, fodder with the improvement in the micro eco-system, he said.