Jalyukt Shivar Project

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    • Government of Maharashtra has decided to launch the second phase of Jalyukt Shivar project.

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    • It is a scheme that targets drought-prone areas by Undertaking water conservation measures
    • The scheme attempts  to arrest maximum run-off water during the monsoon months, in village areas known to receive less rainfall..
    • Under the scheme, decentralised water bodies are installed at various locations within villages to enhance the groundwater recharge.
    • In the first phase, planned during 2015 – 2019, Jalyukta Shivar envisaged making 5,000 villages drought-free, every year.

    Government of India initiatives :

    • Jal Jeevan Mission:The mission was announced by the Prime Minister to provide potable tap water to every rural household in the country by 2024.
    • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana:This scheme was launched with an aim to enhance water-use efficiency by better on-farm management practices. 
    • Jal Shakti Abhiyan:The scheme is aimed at water conservation in 256 water-stressed districts across the territory of India, in a time-bound manner.

    Source:TH