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Administrative Set up

State level:              

Western Ghat Cell under Planning and Economic Affairs Department is in charge of coordinating and monitoring the programme. There is a separate Western Ghats Cell under the Department to look after these activities. The Planning Portfolio is under the Chief Minister. 

 District Level:             

The District Level Co-ordination Committee has to monitor WGDP activities at the district level. The Committee has to meet once in two months for a detailed review of implementation of the programme in the district. The District Collector is the Chairman and District Planning Officer is the vice chairman of this committee. The Heads of the departments related to Watershed programme become the members of the DLCC. 

Panchayat Level:           

The Gram Panchayat is the Programme Implementing Agency. The Panchayat Committee takes important decisions such as the area that requires treatment under WGDP and it ensures Panchayat and beneficiary contribution. The Working Group of the Panchayat is actively involved in facilitating programme planning, implementation and monitoring. It gives technical support to the watershed committee in planning and implementing the programme. The Gram Panchayat president is the Chairperson of the Watershed Committee. The ward members within the selected watershed are members of the Watershed Committee. 

 Watershed Level                          

At the watershed level the Watershed Gram Sabha, watershed committee, and the monitoring committee are responsible for project identification and implementation. A Watershed Development Team (WDT) consisting of qualified professionals/experienced practitioners render technical assistance in project formulation and implementation of various activities desired by the watershed community for the area.    

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