The first batch of the 6-day training programme on "Watershed management and land use planning" for 25 officials of different districts of West Bengal was successfully completed at ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar during 23rd July to 28TH July, 2018. The Training was sponsored by Department of Panchayat and Rural development, Government of West Bengal. In the training vivid discussion was made on different aspects of soil and water conservation and management on watershed basis which includes watershed delineation, site selection and design of farm pond, check dam, dug well, contour bund, contour trenching, gully control structure, micro-catchment, use of software tool for computing water requirements, value addition by remote sensing and GIS for watershed management and land use planning, soil sustainability, farm mechanization, pond based farming, land shaping technique, community mobilization, impact assessment, costing and estimation of water harvesting structures etc, The team also visited Orilo watershed, Cuttack and horticultural plantation programme of ICAR-CHES and Puri project site and visualized the actual field implementation. Dr. H.K.Panda. Director, Odisha Watershed Development Mission, Bhubaneswar was the chief guest in the valedictory function of the training programme and distributed certificates for participants of the training programme. Besides, a best participant award was also given to a candidate based on the overall performance in a written test, class assignment and interaction with faculties. Dr S.K.Ambast, Director, ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar was the course Director and Dr Gouranga Kar, Principal Scientist and Dr P.Panigrahi, Senior Scientist of the institute were the Course Coordinator.