The Department of Rural Development has implemented watersheds through different
programmes viz. Integrated Wastelands Development Programme, Drought Prone Areas
Programme, Employement Assurance Scheme Programme and APRLP. Based on the recommendations
of Technical Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. C.H. Hanumantha Rao, Department
of Land resources, Government of India launched new integrated program on watershed
development called Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in 2008.