REWARD Project


  • The Government of India, the State Governments of Karnataka and Odisha, and the World Bank have signed a $115 million for the REWARD Project.

About REWARD Project

  • REWARD stands for Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development.

    REWARD Project
    Credit: Orissa Post
  • The project aims to help national and state institutions adopt improved watershed management practices to help increase farmers’ resilience to climate change, promote higher productivity and better incomes.
  • REWARD is being implemented in three to four Indian States.
  • It is proposed as a 6 years Project.

Objectives of the REWARD Project

  • The outcomes are prevention of soil run-off, regeneration of natural vegetation, rainwater harvesting, and recharging of the groundwater 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.
  • This programme will further advance this progress by developing and applying comprehensive spatial data and technologies, decision support tools, and knowledge exchanges.

Source: PIB

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