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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 1924-1940
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.229


Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Approach for Watershed Management in India: A Review
Gobinder Singh1*, Vijay Kumar3, K.R. Sharma1, Angrej Singh1, Tejbir Singh Buttar1, Raj Kumar Gupta2, Gowhar Mir2 and Ajay Kumar4
1Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, 2Division of Agroforestry, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu - 180 009, (J&K), India
3Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical fruits, Raya, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu-181 143, (J&K), India
4Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kathua, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu-184 101, (J&K), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Watershed management is the meant to containing the deterioration of natural resources for maintaining the ecological balance and sustainable economic development. This paper presents the brief review about various aspects of the Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) approaches in watershed management. The purpose of PRA is to make possible development practitioners, university and state department officials, and local people to work together to plan context suitable programs. Several government and NGOs are operation in the participatory watershed projects successfully completed and going on. The components of PRA consist of methods, performance and attitude and sharing thoughts with the other beneficiaries. The PRA work was the used in the semi structured interviews, transect walk, timeline, wealth matrix etc. are common techniques. Many workers evaluated the PRA in terms of soil erosion, measures taken to arrest erosion, groundwater recharge, soil moisture retention, soil fertility and productivity, crop and cropping systems, agricultural earnings, productivity of non-arable lands, and household welfare. The major bottleneck in adoption of this approach is a lack of coordination amongst the donors, government bodies, and the NGOs. Newly latest innovations, such as relevance of geographical Information systems (GIS) are very common thereby attractive its affirmative impact in improving the Socio-economic status of farmers


Keywords: Watershed management, PRA, Transect walk, GIS, Natural Resources
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Gobinder Singh, Vijay Kumar, K.R. Sharma, Angrej Singh, Tejbir Singh Buttar, Raj Kumar Gupta, Gowhar Mir and Ajay Kumar. 2017. Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Approach for Watershed Management in India: A review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 1924-1940. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.229