BROAD OBJECTIVES OF SOIL CONSERVATION PROGRAMME :
  • To prevent the land degradation by adopting multi disciplinary integrated approach.
  • To improve the land capability and moisture regime in watershed.
  • To reduce the surface run off.
  • To upgrade the skills in planning and execution of land development programmes.
  • To improve farm water management.
  • To increase the water use efficiency.
  • To conserve moisture in-situ.
  • To restore ecological balance through scientific management of land and rainwater.
  • To reclaim alkali affected soils.
  • To improve soil structure by adopting soil conservation measures including gully control, percolation embankment construction of check dams, stock ponds diversion channel, water harvesting structures and vegetative measures etc.