To prepare a State Perspective and Strategic Plan (SPSP) of watershed development projects for the State /UT (if not already prepared and approved) on the basis of plans prepared at the Block and District levels. SLNA may also consider developing springs especially in hilly terrain of States / UTs. It shall then submit this along with implementation strategy, expected outcomes and financial outlays to the NLNA for appraisal and clearance.
To establish and maintain a State Data Cell (SDC) from the funds sanctioned to the States / UTs, and connect it online with the NDC.
To provide technical support to all the WCDC, set up at the District level.
To approve DPRs. While approving DPRs, it should be ensured that relevant activities originating from GPDP documents are incorporated in the DPRs.
To approve a list of independent institutions for capacity building of various stakeholders within the State /UT, and work out overall capacity building strategy in consultation with NRAA/NLNA/SLND.
To arrange sanctioning of individual watershed development projects submitted by the WCDC after appraisal and recommendation of Steering Committee of NLND, keeping in mind the budgetary authorization made by the SLSC.
To approve PIAs identified/selected by WCDC by adopting objective and transparent selection criteria, and establish monitoring, review, evaluation and learning systems at various levels (internal and independent external systems).
To undertake regular on-line monitoring of implementation projects in the State /UT. It shall also hold review meetings at fixed intervals, besides undertaking field visits to ensure quality of implementation. Commissioning of studies, evaluations, workshops, learning meets and the like, is another important task to build a feedback loop.
To constitute a State level Panel of Independent Evaluating Agencies. The evaluating agencies may be shared with the Districts to take up Mid-term and End- of- term evaluation of independent projects.
To prepare State-specific Process Guidelines, and Technology Manuals etc. in coordination with the SLND.
To design and obtain approval of competent authority to release ,Guidelines for Establishment and Utilization of Watershed Development Fund (WDF)‟ based on model Guideline.