FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Building capacities for Implementing Watershed Management Activities

  1. To train village apprentices in planning and monitoring watershed projects
  2. To conduct socio-economic and bio-physical surveys.
  3. To prepare GIS based maps as a tool for planning, managing and monitoring activities on these watersheds.
  4. To prepare protocols for implementing similar watershed development programs



The project was successfully completed.

  • Apprentices trained in various survey tools.
  • Detailed information base created for the villages.
  • Protocols devised for a PRA-GIS hybrid system.


Project Publications


Project Information


R.S. Bhalla
Principal Investigator

Project Information

Budget: ₹ 998,900
Project Area: Villupuram Dt. Tamil Nadu. Kalivelli watershed.

Duration: March, 2000 to March, 2003

Funding Agencies

Department of Science & Technology - New Delhi

Project Images

Exclusion fence to estimate biomass extraction by grazing.Demonstrating soil sample collection.Village volunteers and resource persons interact during a workshop.Tapezoidal weirs put up along outlet channels from irrigation tanks to measure outflows.
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