What is desert Development programme?

What is desert Development programme?

Desert Development Programme aims to minimise the adverse effect of drought and control desertification through rejuvenation of natural resource base of the identified desert areas. The scheme is funded on the basis of 75:25 by Central and State government. The DDP is covered in 235 blocks of 40 districts in 7 States.

When was the desert Development programme launched?

1977- 78
Since the people living in these areas were facing hardships owing to geo-climatic conditions, the desert development programme was introduced as a centrally sponsored scheme in 1977- 78.

How many states are covering the desert development programme in India?

7 States
Subsequently, with the re-organization of Districts and Blocks, the programme is now covered in 235 blocks of 40 districts in 7 States.

What is the objective of Dpap?

The basic objective of the programme is to minimise the adverse effects of drought on production of crops and livestock and productivity of land, water and human resources ultimately leading to drought proofing of the affected areas.

What is watershed programme?

Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) is implemented by Department of Land Resources of Ministry of Rural Development. The main objective of IWMP is to restore ecological balance by harnessing, conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as soil, vegetative cover and water.

What is the full form IRDP?

The Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) was launched by the Government of India during 1978 and implemented during 1980. The aim of the program is to provide employment opportunities to the poor as well as opportunities to develop their skill sets so as to improve their living conditions.

What is full form of DP AP?

The Full form of DPAP is ‘Drought Prone Area Programme. It is the earliest area development programme launched by the Central Government in 1973-74 to tackle the special problems faced by those fragile areas, which are constantly affected by severe drought conditions.

What is drought prone?

A drought prone area is defined as one in which the probability of a drought year is greater than 20%. A chronic drought prone area is one in which the probability of a drought year is greater than 40%. Most of the drought prone areas are found in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid regions of the country.

What CCT stand for in watershed development?

Continuous Contour Trenches
The watershed treatment known as Continuous Contour Trenches (CCT) performs the function of a speed breaker on flowing water. Dug along contour lines, these trenches work efficiently if created scientifically with the help of the right tools.

What are the types of watershed?


  • Macro watershed (> 50,000 Hect)
  • Sub-watershed (10,000 to 50,000 Hect)
  • Milli-watershed (1000 to10000 Hect)
  • Micro watershed (100 to 1000 Hect)
  • Mini watershed (1-100 Hect)

Who started Dwcra?

the government of India
In the early 1980s, the government of India launched the Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) programme under the Integrated Rural Development Programme. Though the DWCRA programme was not very successful in the rest of the country, it was successful in Andhra Pradesh.

Is IRDP and BPL same?

Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) 2021, Himachal Pradesh is an initiative for the students who come from BPL families and are studying in Class 9 to college level. The main objective of this scholarship is to give financial help to the BPL families so that their children can continue their studies.