Issue Date: Apr 30, 2003
The Center proposes to consolidate all watershed programmes under a single ministry. The aim of the new programme, called Hariyali, is to streamline work and avoid duplication. "I am totally in favour of the move," says N C Saxena, former secretary, planning commission. At present, three ministries run programmes related to watershed development, which mainly includes wasteland development by soil and water conservation and afforestation.
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