Water Shed Management Practices of Rural Areas

There are vegetative methods and mechanical methods. Mixed cropping, multi-tired cropping, growing legumes and grass, and mulching are some examples of vegetative methods. Some of the mechanical methods of water shed management practices are Contour Bunds, Contour trenches ,Check dams and subsurface dams. This not only checks the soil erosion but allows the rain water to percolate to ground resulting in reduced surface run off.