Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 12

Thematic Study on Machine Farm Ponds with Farm Bund-Integrated Watershed Management Programme – Ananthapuramu

PVRM Reddy1, B Janardha Reddy2, BV Ramana Kumar3, R Jhansi Rani4*, Pullanna Vidyapogu5

1Director Watersheds, India
2Joint Commissioner (Watersheds), State Level Nodal Agency, Andhra Pradesh, India
3Chief Executive Officer, India
4Programme Manager, India
5Consultant-Remote Sensing Instruments, Hyderabad, India

*Corresponding Author: R Jhansi Rani, Programme Manager, India

Received: October 29, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020



  The meaning of Farm pond is small tank or reservoir like constructions, are constructed for the purpose of storing the surface runoff, generated from the catchment area. The farm ponds are the water harvesting structures, solve several purposes of farm needs such as supply of water for irrigation, cattle feed, fish production etc. Farm Ponds are shielding the vagaries of drought and help the farmers to keep their farm activity and provide ability to store water during an occasional rain and use the same to feed water to crops during the dry spells. All these have been evidenced in Ananthapuramu district through watershed intervention.

Keywords: Watershed; Soil Erosion; Groundwater; Precipitation



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Citation: R Jhansi Rani., et al. “Thematic Study on Machine Farm Ponds with Farm Bund-Integrated Watershed Management Programme – Ananthapuramu". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.12 (2020): 15-22.


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