Partnerships and convergence

MGNREGS is the primary investor in rural water resource management. However for sustainable resource management, co-financing from relevant schemes and areas of convergence with line departments are crucial. The important schemes that are mapped for co-financing are Kudimaramathu, Sahi Fasal, Catch the rain, Sub mission on Agro-forestry, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, National Livestock Mission, Fisheries development and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yogaja - Per Drop More Crop. Besides, potential areas for convergence at the state/district levels were identified for action:

S No 

Name of the Department 

Areas of Convergence 

Water Resources Organization and Central Ground Water Board 

Traditional water harvesting structures restoration, Canal network improvements  

Department of Agriculture 

Fallow land – individual development, IFS and Water management – Micro irrigation 

Dept. of Agriculture Engineering

Farm ponds and Micro watersheds 

Department of Horticulture  

Dry land horticulture – fallow land dvt, crop diversification with reduced water requirement

Department of Forest 

Plantations in public land  

Department of Animal Husbandry  

Silvi pasture development in common lands, technical support for fodder development in individual lands  

Department of Fisheries  

Alternate livelihoods  


Horticulture development and watershed development