The Hon. Minister for Agriculture handed over assistance to the beneficiaries of Pathiripalam watershed under RIDF XXI on 21.11.16. The rural infrastructure development project funded by NABARD has a project cost of Rs. 303 lakhs for protecting an area of 950 Ha. It is proposed to undertake various soil and water conservation activities like Earthern bund, Agrostology, Terracing, Trenching, Retaining wall, Check dam and Ponds in the watershed which will help in enhancing the agricultural production of the district.