Watershed project conserves Himachal’s ecology, boosts economy

Indo-Asian News Service: The World Bank-funded Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project in Himachal Pradesh has helped preserve natural resources and prevent soil erosion besides ensuring substantial improvement in the local economy. The project was started in October 2005 in 10 districts, a government spokesperson told IANS. Initially, 602 gram panchayats of 42 development blocks were covered. However, considering the fruitful results, another 108 panchayats that were covered under a micro watershed programme were......

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