DMPQ- What are the objectives of Drought-prone Areas Programme?


  • Minimize adverse effects of droughts on the productivity of land, water and human resources
  • Promote overall economic development and improve the socio-economic condition of poor and disadvantaged sections inhabiting the programme areas Capacity building and empowerment of village community, ensuring participation of Panchayati Raj Institutions and NGOs in programme implementation at grassroots level and transfer of funds as well as decision-making power to the local people
  • Since 1995-96, a watershed development based approach has been adopted

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