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Natural Resource Management

Taking measurements in a field
Basic Objectives
  • NRM-based sustainable livelihoods development
  • Formulate food security policies and programmes
  • Enable communities to conserve, develop and manage their water resources
  • Ensure equitable distribution of water among competing users to minimize conflicts
Major Activities
  • NRM-based sustainable livelihoods development
  • Promotion of Systems of Crop Intensification (SCI) for food security
  • Studies on hydrology and traditions of water management
  • Training in participatory watershed development and water harvesting activities
  • Policy studies
"I would like to cite the example of Palamau district in Bihar where Pani Panchayats have been set up to harvest water and manage watersheds. With the help of traditional structures and modern scientific inputs, a drought-prone area has witnessed remarkable change and is now set on the path of sustainable development."

Prime Minister,
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Some Important Projects
(Some projects listed below have rollover links to their details)


Film - SRI (System of Rice Intensification)
Film - (Our Village Our Plan)

Developed by: People's Science Institute, Dehra Doon, Uttarakhand, India