There are many water and Forest resources problems in Uttarakhand State, hence watershed planning has been an important initiative taken by the state government. There are about 8 watersheds, 110 micro-watersheds and 116 sub-watersheds in the state. Watershed management directorate (WMD) was formed for implementation, monitoring, and coordination of different watershed programmes in the state. WMD believes in the principle of accountability, responsiveness, and transparency. The major aim of WMD is to increase the earning of the rural residents and protect the natural resources using environmentally, socially and institutionally approaches. Chief Project Director is the head of the WMD. He is assisted by 4 additional directors and other joint, Deputy and assistant directors. They aim to become the pioneer and topmost organization in the Uttarakhand state. Increase in the population is the major cause of degradation which has an impact on the quality of living and natural resources.
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