Ten days training program on “Integrated Watershed Management” was conducted at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad from 10th to 19th September, 2018. A total of 23 participants from 6 states participated in the training program of which 3 lady participants were there. There were 9 participants from Karnataka, 3 from Maharashtra, 4 from Telengana, 3 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Madhya Pradesh and 1 from Chhattisgarh. The ten days program basically focussed on different aspects of watershed management starting from components like community organization, convergence and participatory mode for watershed management, water budgeting, rainfall-run-off analysis, some hands on experience in GIS and remote sensing, engineering structures and cost estimates, micro-irrigation and drainage line treatments, agronomic, horticulture, agro-forestry and forestry management in watershed along with land capability classification , soil management and aspects of climate smart agriculture. Exposure visits to different project sites like Kalimati, Shahastradhara, Sainji and research Farm Selaqui were also included in the training program for better understanding of the watershed concept at field level.
Hon’ble Director, ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun Dr. P.R. Ojasvi presided over the valedictory function and in his address highlighted the endless possibilities in natural resource management and the importance of water conservation at every sector like agriculture, domestic, industry etc for sustainable development. All the trainees were awarded with Certificates for successful completion of training program which was jointly co-ordinated by Dr. Bankey Bihari, Head, HRD&SS Division and Dr. B. Renuka Rani, Asst. Director (HRD), MANAGE with the technical assistance of Sh. Suresh Kumar. 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. 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, Sh. Gajendar and Sh. Amarjyot for successful completion of the training program. The scientists and staff of the Institute also cooperated in successful completion of the program.