Rational utilization of land and water sources for optimum production causing minimum damage to the natural resources is known as watershed management. The objectives of watershed management are as follows:
1. To rehabilitate the watershed through proper land use adopting conservation strategies for minimizing soil erosion and moisture retention so as to ensure good productivity of the land for the farmers.
2. To manage the watershed for beneficial developmental activities like domestic water supply, irrigation, hydropower generation etc.
3. To minimize the risks of floods, droughts and land slides.
4. To develop rural areas in the region with clear plans for improving the economy of the regions.