IGNOU launches programme in watershed developmentBy IANS
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
NEW DELHI - A new programme on watershed management has been launched by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an official said Tuesday.
The one-year diploma programme will commence Jan 1, 2011.
The objectives of the programme are to develop human resource in watershed development and management, introducing the principles of watershed management approach and the value of working in watershed, said an official.
It is also aimed at mobilisation and capacity building of rural youth, landless women and developing skills for small scale irrigation and water supply structures for soil and water conservation strategies, he added.
General candidates will have to shell out Rs.9,000 for the programme while the candidates from rural areas or urban BPL (Below Poverty Line) will have to cough up Rs.4,500. There is no restriction on age.
The medium of instruction for the programme is Hindi and English. Regional languages will be added at a later stage, the official added.