Soil and Water Conservation under Western Ghats Development-TamilNadu

Name of Scheme: Soil and Water Conservation under Western Ghats Development Programme

Project Area: Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari District.

Details of Works:

  • Staggered contour trenching
  • Gabion structure
  • Drainage line treatment works
  • Contour rubble bund
  • Contour / Compartmental bunds
  • Check dam.
  • Village ponds
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Farm ponds
  • Land shaping

Benefits offered (Subsidy):

100% grant is provided for Soil Conservation measures. However, beneficiaries are required to contribute at the rate of 10% for individual works and 5% for community works. It is 5% in case of SC/ST, for individual works.


All the farmers whose lands are covered in the selected Watersheds are eligible for a subsidy.

Time-limit for Implementation:

Works will be completed within the financial year in the selected watersheds.

Officer to be approached:

  • Assistant Executive Engineer, AED in the Revenue Division.
  • Executive Engineer, AED in the District.
  • Superintending Engineer, AED in the Region.
  • Chief Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Department, Nandanam, Chennai-35. Phone 2435 2686, 2435 2622.




  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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