Ten days training program on “Advanced Engineering Measures for Drainage Line Treatment” was conducted at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad from 3rd to 12th October, 2018. A total of 28 participants from 6 states participated in the training program. There were 6 participants from Punjab, 2 from Maharashtra, 6 from Telengana, 5 from Haryana, 4 from Himachal Pradesh and 5 from Chhattisgarh. The ten days program basically focussed on different aspects of Drainage Line Treatment (DLT) from components like common Watershed guidelines, convergence and participatory mode for watershed management, delineation and watershed characterization, rainfall-run-off analysis, catchment area treatment and bio-engineering measures for DLT, hands on experience in GIS and remote sensing, field surveys for DLT, vegetative measures for DLT and agro-advisory services in changing climate scenario. Exposure visits to different project sites like Kalimati, Shahastradhara, Sainji, Langha, torrent and river Engineering works and research Farm Selaqui were also included in the training program for better understanding of the DLT concept at field level.
The valedictory function was graced by Dr. B. Renuka Rani, Asst. Director (HRD), MANAGE and Dr. Bankey Bihari, Head, HRD&SS Division, who also jointly co-ordinated the Training program with the technical assistance of Sh. Suresh Kumar. Dr. B. Renuka Rani in her address expressed her thanks to the trainees for being so enthusiastic during the training program. Dr. Bankey Bihari highlighted the importance of soil, water and vegetation for all environmental, livelihood and nutritional security and appreciated the trainees for their efforts in learning. All the trainees were awarded with Certificates for successful completion of training program. The participants during the feedback were really pleased and happy to be a part of the program which they appreciated for its course content and informative nature. They were very positive about the entire training and really pleased to be at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun. The practical knowledge and field visits were highly appreciated by all the participants. The training was supported by all scientists of HRD&SS Division Dr. Ambrish Kumar, Dr. Lekh Chand, Dr. Indu Rawat, Dr. Trisha Roy and Dr. Madan Singh and staff of the HRD&SS Division Sh. S. N. Gupta, Sh. K.R. Joshi, Sh. M.P Juyal, Sh. Amit Chauhan, Sh. Satendar Uniyal, Sh. Dinesh, Sh. Prakash and Sh. Gajendar for successful completion of the training program. The scientists and staff of the Institute also cooperated in successful completion of the program.