By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 16 Apr: A tripartite MoU was signed between ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC), Irrigation Division, Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal District, and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Educational Society (NSCBES), Dehradun, on Monday, with the major objective of action research on Participatory Water Resources Development and Management for Improved Rural Livelihood Support through Profitable Agriculture and Allied Activities in Kaljikhal Block of Pauri Garhwal district.
These three agencies agreed to take-up their coordinated efforts in planning, implementing and monitoring scientific and technological interventions and converging other government schemes of rural development in the targeted area. Dr PR Ojasvi, I/c Director, IISWC, Digambar Singh Negi, Secretary, NSCBES, and Sunil Kumar, Executive Engineer, Irrigation Division, Srinagar, Pauri Garhwal, were the signatories.
Dr Ojasvi explained the necessity and role of the stake holders in soil and water conservation. Sunil Kumar talked about the existing schemes of irrigation department in Pauri Garhwal district. Secretary Negi critically explained the pertinent social issues and necessity for marketing linkages in hill areas. The various points of the MoU were explained by Dr DV Singh, Principal Scientist (Soils), IISWC. Dr NK Sharma, Head, SSA, IISWC, was also present at the meeting.