Govt. of Maharashtra

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government in India has launched a water management programme named Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan to make Maharashtra state drought-free state by 2019. The programme aims to make 5000 villages free from water shortage every year. Under this programme, the micro-irrigation systems would be encouraged for proficient use of water, hence increasing the irrigated area. Government will be initially allocating Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme. Several parts in Maharashtra state still facing shortage of water problem. Maharashtra is a drought prone area, especially its region of Vidarbha and Marathwada. Due to this, farmer cannot able to fulfill their need of water for agriculture. The project involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds. The scheme has objective to store and manage water resources and use them on those areas where farmers suffering from low rain fall and irrigation problem. The Maharashtra government has a target to make entire state draught free by the end of 2019. The government has set yearly target to complete this water management project. For this whole scheme Maharashtra government allocate 70,000 crore for the abhiyan. Maharashtra government can implement the whole programme with the technology. The government developed mobile APP and online portal with the help of MRSAC. The app is used to locate the location by map. This mapped location then monitored through online portal. The user will be able to download the application, view instruction manual and view mapping locations along with photographs. District-wise, taluka-wise, work-wise statistics is also available both in tabular and graphics form. The project aims to make 5000 villages free of water scarcity every year. The user will be able to download the application, view instruction manual and view mapping locations along with photographs. The District-wise, taluka-wise, work-wise statistics is also available both in tabular and graphics form. The online portal has all updated details of total work done in stat with mapping details and validation

  • Date of launch- 26th Jan 2016
  • Completion target- 2019
  • Total budget allocation- 70,000
  • Project aim on every year- 5000 villages

Benefits of Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan:

  • The state of Maharashtra has been suffering from draught and water shortage from past few years. Jalyukta shivar yojna has aim to make Maharashtra draught free by 2019. This directly helps beneficiary and the farmers who live on agriculture
  • Jalyukta shivar abhiyaan is a massive water conservation programme in state. This programme generates thousands of jobs in Maharashtra state and employed on various works under the scheme.
  • Jalyukta shivar abhiyaan helps to stop farmers suicide in Maharashtra state because of water problem

Works to be Done Under Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan:

  1. The work is to Broadening and deepening river base
  2. Removing silt from lakes, ponds, farm ponds, and canals which prevents water percolation
  3. Building check dams, canals, small ponds, and wells for individual and community
  4. Tree plantation for better conservation of water in soil

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan Campaign:

  1. The jalyukt shivar team is dedicated to spread awareness campaign for the scheme. This scheme is already becomes people scheme where huge amount of masses are coming forward together to support the abhiyan. The participation of public in the scheme helps to achieve target for this scheme. Maharashtra government already talk and getting involvement of actor Aamir Khan for this campaign to boost this abhiyan

Implementing Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan:

  1. The government of Maharashtra has target to implement water conservation and micro-irrigation on 25 lakh hector in the state within 15 month. The major support of public in this abhiyan aim to target 60 percent area. Jalyukta shivar yojna implement on each and every district, taluka and villages

References and Details:

  1. More details visit: http://mrsac.maharashtra.gov.in/jalyukt
  2. Jalyukta shivar abhiyan user and trainee log in: http://117.240.213.118:6080/jsabhiyan
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