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Centre Soil and Water Conservation, Research & Training Institute (CSWCRT), Dehradun


About Institute


       The ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC), (Formerly CSWCRTI) was established on 1st April, 1974 with Headquarters at Dehradun by combining Soil and Water Conservation Research, Demonstration and Training Centres which were established in 1950’s at Dehradun, Kota, Bellary, Udhagamandalam, Vasad, Agra and Chandigarh. These centres were initially established by the Govt. of India and transferred to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 1st October, 1967. Subsequently two new Research Centres were added to the CSWCRTI, one at Datia in M.P. (18th September, 1986) to tackle soil and water conservation problems of Bundelkhand region and another at Koraput in Orissa (31st January, 1992) to address the problems of shifting cultivation areas.


Institute at a glance

Institute at a glance

Mandate of Institute

  • Undertake research and develop strategies for controlling land degradation under all primary production systems and rehabilitation of degraded lands in different agro-ecological zones of the country.
  • Act as a repository of information on the status of soil degradation/soil and water conservation.
  • Provide leadership and co-ordinate research net work with State Agricultural Universities / Institutions / NGOs / State Departments for developing location specific technologies in the area of soil and water conservation.
  • Act as a national and international Centre for training in research methodologies and updated technology in soil and water conservation, watershed development and its management.
  • Provide consultancy and collaborate with national and international institutions in the field of soil and water conservation.

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