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Physico-Environmental Impacts of Dombandi Micro-Watershed Project in Ausgram Block - II of Barddhaman District, West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, April,14 (2021)


Watershed is a geo-hydrological unit that drains rain water to a common point through runoff. Micro-watershed lies at the lowest level of river system hierarchy. It is considered as an important planning unit. Watershed development fulfills all basic development demands in rural areas. Dombandi micro-watershed project of Ausgram Block - II of Barddhaman district has positive impacts on physico-environmental conditions like - increase in case of ground water level, decrease in soil erosion, decrease in wasteland, increase in vegetative cover and improvement in land use land cover situation. In this paper all such impacts have been clearly analyzed. Various problems and prospects have been also discussed. The paper is based on both primary and secondary data base. Extensive field work has been done. Simple statistical and cartographic techniques have been used.


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