Soil and water are often used and managed
inappropriately. Soil and water conservation at the
watershed level can effectively reduce the soil erosion and
also improves the productivity of the land. The paper
aims to investigate the farmers’ perceptions, acceptance
and implementation factors towards soil and water
conservation measures (SWCM’s) in Vedal watershed.
Questionnaire survey is carried out with 112 farmers
using stratified random sampling technique. Nearly 67%
of people were aware about the SWCM’s. Lack of money,
labour and size of the land holding are the major factors
influence the implementation of SWCM’s on the field.
The study revealed that in order to improve and for better
implementation of the conservation measure there is a
need to consider the peoples’ perception on conservation
measures in restoring the degraded ecosystem to ensure
environmental and socio-economic sustainability in the
Keywords : Social Perception; Soil and Water Conservation Measures; Environmental and Socio-economic Sustainability.