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Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan

News:The Maharashtra Government has officially stopped the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan due to substandard work being carried out under the mission.

Facts:

About Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan:

  • Launched in 2014 by the Maharashtra Government.
  • Aim:To make 5,000 villages drought free by the year 2019.
  • The scheme targets drought-prone areas by improving water conservation measures in order to make them more water sustainable. 
  • Under the scheme, decentralised water bodies are being installed at various locations within villages to enhance the groundwater recharge.
  • It also proposes to strengthen and rejuvenate water storage capacity and percolation of tanks and other sources of storage.
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