Soil Conservation Division

Last Updated on: June 07, 2022
  • Projects running in the department:
    1.    Watershed Development Component – Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (WDC-PMKSY): Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana-Watershed Development Component (WDC-PMKSY)erstwhile Integrated Watershed Management Programme is a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) formulated by the Department of Land Resources, Govt. of India. The main aims & objectives of this programme are to restore the ecological balance by harnessing, conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as soil, vegetative cover and water. The outcomes are prevention of soil erosion, regeneration of natural vegetation, rain water harvesting and recharging of the ground water table. This enables multi-cropping and the introduction of diverse agro-based activities, which help to provide sustainable livelihoods to the people residing in the watershed area. Udalguri Soil Conservation Division has been implementing 9 such CSS projects since 2009-10. Out of these 9 projects only 2 are at present ongoing viz. Upper Nonoi IWMP 2012-13, Batch-IV and  Suklai IWMP 2012-13, Batch-IV.

    2.    Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF): Government of India created the RIDF in NABARD in 1995-96 with an objective to provide loans to State Governments and state owned corporations to enable them to complete rural infrastructure projects. The scope of RIDF has widened to include many other activities of which soil conservation activity is also one. Udalguri Soil Conservation Division has taken up water harvesting and water distribution project under RIDF-XXI during 2017-18 which has completed in 2018-19. Under RIDF- XXV Administrative Approval for 3 nos of projects has been received for the financial year 2020-21.

    3.    SOPD-BTC: This Division has been implementing various soil and water conservation measures funded by SOPD-BTC. The different conservation measures include River Training Project, Gully Control Project, Canal Repairing, Water Harvesting Structures, Excavated pond, Land Development Project, Plantation Schemes etc. Present ongoing scheme under SOPD-BTC is construction of Inspection Bungalow and staff quarter at Tangla Soil Conservation Range Office Campus, Tokankata. The staff quarter is for 3rd and 4th grade employee. About 90% of the construction works are completed.

    SOPD-State: During 2019-20 for the first time Udalguri Soil Conservation Division received allocation of fund under State SOPD. The Projects sanctioned were under the head of Protective Afforestation, Protection of Riverine Land, Wetland Development, Gully Control project and Land Reclamation and Water Distribution. Under SOPD-State two schemes viz- (i) Dahalapara Water Harvesting cum Gully Control Project and (ii) Wetland Development Project at Panbari, Barduabeel are presently ongoing. The project at Dahalapara is 60.92% completed and could not be continued due to monsoons. It will restart by the month of November 2020. Whereas the Wetland Development Scheme at Panbari is completed. A large area of wetland which could not be used for any productive purpose either in agriculture or fishery and had been water logged since long has been developed to 3 numbers of large ponds which is targeted to benefit around 200 farm families associated with the ponds.

    Photographs of SOPD(BTC & State)

    3rd grade quarter at Tangla Range Office Campus, Tokankata under SOPD-BTC


    4th grade quarter at Tangla Range Office Campus, Tokankata under SOPD-BTC


    IB at Tangla Range Office Campus, Tokankata under SOPD-BTC


    Wetland developmant project at Panbari  under SOPD State


    Wetland developmant project at Panbari, 3rd site under SOPD State









    Photographs of WDC-PMKSY

    Excavated Farm Pond at Singrimari, under Suklai IWMP


    Excavated pond at Atterikhat Jungle under Suklai IWMP


    RCC water Harvesting Structure at Paneri Town  under Upper Nonoi IWMP


    Renovation of Canal at Kachubil Nepaligaon  under Upper Nonoi WMP


    Water Harvesting Structure at Dahalahabi  under Suklai IWMP