GIS Based Prioritization of Watersheds

Client: CCF-cum-Project Director, IWDP (Hills-II) Kandi Area, Tank Road, Solan


World Bank assisted program on "Himachal Pradesh Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project" which is designed to assist the Government of Himachal Pradesh to reverse degradation of its natural resource base, improve the productive potential of natural resources, and boost rural incomes.

In order to select the watersheds to be taken up as project area a study was done using GIS. GIS Based Prioritization of Watersheds used the socio economic information, watershed boundaries, erosion intensity index data and the terrain information to rank the possible panchayats/villages.

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