COODU has achieved recognition for its work in the field of Watershed Management by the Government of Tamil Nadu as well as National bodies such as NABARD and CAPART. The watershed activities of COODU are implemented in the districts of Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram (Ramnad), Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Virudhunagar, Cuddalore and Dindigul.
COODU has successfully implemented watershed programmes in 276 micro watersheds covering approximately 1,33,000 ha. Out of this total area, around 14,600 ha have been reclaimed for agricultural activity. In around 24,760 ha, agro-forestry measures have been implemented, around 5,480 ha have been brought under horticulture crops.
The various schemes under which such watershed and drought proofing programmes are conducted include:
The following scheme works were also undertaken in all the 276 watersheds under various programmes:
|In situ Soil and Moisture Conservation||Water Resource Development||Afforestation and Pasture Development||Other activities|
|Summer Ploughing||Minor Check dam||Fodder Banks||SHG Formation|
|Stone Bunding||Major Check dam||Agro-forestry||User Group Formation|
|Field Bunding||Percolation Pond||Horticulture||Capacity Building and strengthening of Watershed Association, SHGs & UGs|
|Stone boulder check dams||Renovation of existing water bodies||Integrated Pest Management|
|Gabian check dams||Farm Ponds||Bio-Manure production||Exposure Visits to successful areas|
|Vegetative barrier||Cattle ponds||Vermi-culture|