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The Project Development Objectives would be to increase the efficiency of natural resource use and productivity of rain-fed agriculture by participating communities in selected micro-watersheds of the State of Uttarakhand.

  1. Middle Himalayas adjoining the Gramya-I area in about 82 MWS covering an area of about 2.638 lakh ha.
  2. Project would re-visit the UDWDP Phase-I areas to consolidate its achievements especially with focus on agribusiness.
  3. The Project area falls in 18 development blocks of 8 hill districts of the State.
  4. Project proposes to benefit 3.18 lakh population of about 509 GPs (1066 Revenue Villages, 55,600 Households).


The Project period is 7 years, from 2014 to 2021


Project ComponentsProject CostIDA FinancingGoUK FinancingBeneficiary Contribution
1. Social Mobilization and Participatory Watershed Planning 30.017.613.946.416.
2. Watershed Treatment and Rainfed Area Development 90.353.272.380.
3. Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities 18.711.014.980.03.720.00.00.0
4. Knowledge Management and Project Coordination
Total Project Cost 170.0100121.271.345.827.03.01.7

Component 1: Social Mobilization and Participatory Watershed Planning (US$ 30.0 Million)
(a). Mobilization of GPs in order to prepare integrated and coordinated GPWDPs including, inter alia, the identification of specific interventions to increase effective land use and water resource management and develop agriculture and income generation activities.
(b). Development of watershed treatment plans to guide the preparation and implementation of GPWDPs.
Component 2: Watershed Treatment and Rainfed Area Development (US$90.3 Million)
Sub Component 2 a. Watershed Treatment and Water Source Sustainability (US$78.5 Million)
a) construction and rehabilitation of recharge pits, ponds, vegetative structures and other soil conservation structures
b) perimeter rehabilitation with Napier and other grasses
c) forestry activities (e.g., plantations and nursery development) and
d) promotion of alternate energy sources (e.g., biogas plants, solar cookers, water mills, and pine briquette production).

Sub Component 2 b. Rainfed Area Development (US$11.8 million, of which IDA US$9.5 million)
In the rainfed areas, the improved seeds would promote rainwater conservation, climate-smart agricultural practices, and on-farm integrated crop management. In the irrigated areas, the project would promote diversification to high-value off-season vegetable crops, adoption of innovative agronomic practices, establishment of greenhouses and tunnels, productivity enhancement of irrigated maize, wheat and other crops, and production of bio-fertilizers and vermi-compost. The Project would also provide support in the horticulture and livestock sectors, including new orchard development, orchard rehabilitation, fodder production, and livestock genetic upgrading.