Water and Land Resources Development
Water and Land Resources Development Under its Water and land Resource Development programme, CARDS focuses on conservation of water resources and efficient use of available water. The programme has twin approach of reviving traditional methods in tandem with modern technology. The financial resources for rainwater harvesting are mobilized from the community to create ownership of the programme, with grant-aid from external sources for resource intensive, infrastructure heavy watershed programmes. Eco friendly farming practices such as organic farming, vermin-composting, use of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides are promoted through awareness, training and assured accessibility of resources. Collection of Minor Forest Produce (MFP); cultivation of medicinal herbs; floriculture; and sericulture have been promoted to enhance the farm income.