Tamil Nadu Watershed Development Agency (TAWDEVA) was established in 2002 and registered under Society Registration Act 1975 with Head quarters at Chennai. This agency is functioning under the administrative control of Government in Agriculture Department and an independent and autonomous authority vested with full executive and financial powers.

The primary objective is to develop the wasteland programmes, and subsequently the watershed development programmes like National Watershed Development Project for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA), Watershed Development Fund (WDF) and Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) funded by various Ministries are implemented by this agency. In addition, during 2010-11 Western Ghats Development Programme (WGDP) is also to be implemented in 3 districts viz., Theni, Dindigul and Madurai on Watershed approach basis.

TAWDEVA is the Nodal Agency as well as implementing agency of National Agricultural Development Programme (NADP) and also functions as a Nodal Agency for various State / Central schemes such as NADP, National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), AGRISNET and National Project on Management of Soil Health & Fertility.

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APC & Secretary to Government
Dr.M.Rajendran IAS
Vice Chairman & MD, TAWDEVA
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer TAWDEVA/SLNA

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