Watershed Management Committee
Orunginaintha Vivasayikal Neer Thidal Melanmai Sangam, –name of the CBO established across the beneficiaries of soil and water conservation program supported by BMZ abd KNH together, which is called Watershed Management Committee (WMC), an apex body, registered under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act. This committee consists of 27 members including land owners, but also other inhabitants of the watershed and water management area, plus women and representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institution from nine local Watershed Management Sangam (WMS) functioning at panchayat level.
The committees is ensuring the equal distribution of water to all users and its efficient and sustainable use; they liaise with public entities for the purpose of introducing water-saving crops, rules for subsidies and crop insurances, organising trainings, etc. The members of Watershed Management Committee trained in the area of management, law, administration, monitoring, infrastructure maintenance and repair, organic farming, Traditional Agriculture etc.,
LEGAL STATUS OF WMCAct: Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1975
Registration No: 131/2013 dated 6.9.2013
Act : Income Tax Act of 1961, India
Registration: Under Section12 AA