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Notice of Retraction
After careful and considered review of the content of this paper by a duly constituted expert committee, this paper has been found to be in violation of IEEE's Publication Principles.
We hereby retract the content of this paper. Reasonable effort should be made to remove all past references to this paper.
The presenting author of this paper has the option to appeal this decision by contacting TPII@ieee.org.
The present paper is based upon a case study from Karondi Milli-Watershed Project under Rajiv Gandhi Watershed Mission in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The paper tries to explain the meaning of Sustainable Development and it tries to explore the extent of sustainability in this project which was undertaken in the mid-1990s. It tries to study the sustainability of the project on the parameters of Ecological Sustainability, Economic Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Institutional Sustainability. The paper attempts to highlight the success and concern in the area of sustainable development. This project adopted a holistic approach towards development. The paper explores the status of watershed several years after the completion of the project. It tries to gauge the element of community participation and ownership towards the regular upkeep and the maintenance of the watershed structures and the social and institutional intervention of the people of the community in the form of the Community Based Organisations like the Self Help Groups, Watershed Committees, etc.