Climate Proofing of Taupadar Watershed comprising the village Taupadar in Pottangi block of Koraput District of Odisha

About Climate Proofing:

Climate Change will impact natural and human systems to alter the productivity, diversity and functions of many ecosystems and livelihoods around the world. For poor, natural resource dependent communities, Climate Change may compound existing vulnerabilities. As the availability and quality of natural resources decline, so does the security of their livelihoods. Limited resources and capacities for responding to stresses such as floods and droughts constrain their ability to meet their basic needs and ability to move out of poverty. With Climate Change impacts already being observed, there is an urgent need for adaptive response measures. By understanding the dynamics of the livelihoods of poor and near poor, there is a need to understand how they will be affected by Climate Change impacts, how they might respond with the resources they have, what additional resources may be required and how these conditions can be reflected and built upon for successful adaptation strategies. The impacts of climate variability and Climate Change must be addressed by interacting with and understanding the community’s view points. Evidence has shown that Climate Change will affect the distribution and quality of Indian natural resources which will ultimately threaten the livelihoods of the most poor and marginalized sector of the population who are closely tied with the India’s natural resources. With this background, it is necessary to understand the community’s perception about Climate Change and coping strategies.


Adaptive capacity of the communities in watersheds is strengthened and their vulnerability to climate change is reduced.


Investments in improvement, stabilisation, conservation of natural resources mainly soils is made to minimise the risk of climate change and to increase the productivity and income of communities living in watersheds. The purpose of the Projects under the programme is to reduce vulnerability to climate change of small scale farmers in selected watersheds through the stabilization, enhancement and sustainable use of soil and water resources.


Key Outcomes

Intervention Strategy

Following major project interventions are proposed to be implemented under the watershed project over a period of 4 years of time period.

  • Adaptation of existing measures and implementation of required additional physical measures for soil and water conservation, erosion and degradation control, land reclamation and land improvement on common and private land
  • Promotion of measures to improve soil quality and soil health, e.g. integrated nutrient management using organic fertilizers, tank silt application, mulching, green leaf application, vermi-composting, promotion of agro-forestry and related soil protection measures.
  • Promotion of sustainable farming, productivity enhancement and natural resource management practices and climate change adaptation measures, e.g. crop diversification, crop intensification, crop water budgeting, micro-drip-irrigation, nutrient enrichment, organic fertilizers and integrated pest management.
  • Implementation of measures to improve nutritional security, like kitchen gardens, backyard poultries or group fisheries, especially in tribal areas.
  • Promotion of livelihood options (on-farm/off-farm), using existing village-level revolving funds, partly topped-up through project funds on a grant basis.
  • On-going capacity building and institution building for above mentioned activities and especially climate change risk, adaptation and mitigation measures through Project Facilitating Agencies.
  • Implementation of a GIS based programme management information system.
  • Systematization and documentation of local experiences and best practices, publications, trainings, policy dissemination as well as workshops, exposure visits, events for knowledge exchange.

Operational Coverage

District- Koraput
Blocks- Pottangi , Village- Taupadar

Duration of the Project

Four Years (2017-2020)

Project Investment

Rs 49,45,532 (INR)

Key Anchors

Mr. Rameswar Sahu (M)9437915481

Related Links :

MOU Quarterly Work Plan DPR Project Staff
UC Training Schedule/Module Photo Gallery Map Taupadar
Quarterly Work Plan "QPR MPR Audited Statement
Report Status Tracking For LAVS Best Practices Fund Release

For Details Click On The Above Links