Halting the Death of Soil in Damodar Valley
Damodar Valley Corporation is working since 1949-50 to tackle the soil erosional problems in upper Damodar-Barakar catchment area through soil and water conservation/integrated watershed management programmes with multidisciplinary approach by its Soil Conservation Department located at Hazaribagh.
The total problem area which needs soil conservation work is 11.47 lakh hectares. Out of this, 5.328 lakh hectares have been covered by soil conservation activities. Again out of 7.27 lakh hectares priority problem area, 73.29% has already been covered. In the coming years work will be carried out in remaining areas.