Jalyukta Shivar Yojana Scheme Abhiyan
Jalyukta Shivar Yojana is one of the schemes launched by the Maharashtra Govt. which has the main objective of fighting drought issues in the farm lands across the state and improve their agriculture. This scheme has the objective to store and manage water recourses and use them for agriculture in those areas where farmers are suffering from low rainfall and irrigation problems. The water conservation project was launched in the year 2015, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of the state, Devendra Fadnavis.
|Sl. No.||Fields||Related data|
|1||Date of launch||26th Jan, 2016|
|3||Total budget allocation||Rs. 70,000 crore|
|4||Developer of mobile app and web portal||MRSAC|
|5||Aim per year||To cover 5000 villages|
Jalyukta Shivar Yojana scheme abhiyan
- Taking permanent and feasible measures to fight the draught situations in the state. The target is to make the entire state free of draught by the end of 2019. The Govt. has set yearly targets for completing this entire project within the promised deadline.
- The Maharashtra Govt. has set the target to revive the water bodies of 5,000 villages in the state every year. For this scheme, the Govt. has also allocated Rs. 70,000 crore initial corpus.
- There were several other water conservation, irrigation and drought management schemes in the state. Those all schemes were brought together and bonded with one single scheme and form the Jalyukta Shivar Yojana.
Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan campaign
The Jalyukta Shivar team is dedicated to spread the awareness campaign for the scheme. This scheme has already become a people’s scheme where huge amount of masses are coming forward together to support the scheme. The participation from the scheme has been overwhelming and is adding to the scheme’s success. The Maharashtra Govt. has already started initial talks with actor Aamir Khan to become the part of this campaign which will surely boost up the scheme.
Work under Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan
- More than 1.2 lakh works from small ponds to large dam projects has been already completed under this project. At present there are 35,000 more works are going on.
- The Govt. has sanctioned a huge initial corpus of Rs. 75,000 crore for the Jalyukta Shivar Scheme. There has been a huge financial participation from the general public in the corpus amount. A total of RS. 300 crore has been funded by the general public for the implementation of this scheme.
- Within six months from its launch, the scheme has already covered more than 6,000 villages throughout the state, including the worst draught affected districts. This initial response will surely boost up the work ambitions of the Govt. The govt. has set a target of 5,000 villages per year to be covered with this scheme.
Duration of Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan
The Maharashtra Govt. has set the work completion period till the end of 2019. Hence, it aims to fully implement the scheme throughout all its districts. It has started this project from mid 2015. In its first six months only, the project has seen huge response as a total of more than 6,000 villages were covered under this scheme.
Covered Area under Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan
At the launch of Jalyukta Shivar scheme, the Maharashtra govt. had set a target of implementing water conservation and irrigation techniques to a minimum area of 25 lakh hectare throughout the state. Within 15 months, the Govt. with major support from general public has been able to cover more than 60 % of the area target i.e. more than 15 lakh hectare. Almost all worst drought hit districts and covered.
Launched Date and online portal
The scheme was launched by the Maharashtra CM on 26th Jan, 2016. So it has been over a year and half since its implementation. The Maharashtra Govt. has implemented the use of technology in this scheme by developing a mobile app and an online portal with the help of MRSAC. This app has the objective to map the works completed so far by recording its latitudinal and longitudinal data and this will be monitored. The online portal has all updated details of the total works done, mapping details, validation, etc.
Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan benefits
- The state of Maharashtra has been suffering from drought and water scarcity problems from the past few years. This has taken a hit on the yield of the agricultural sector and its direct effect is on the farmers. Hence, the Jalyukta Shivar Yojana aims to make this state a drought – free zone by the end of 2019 and end the suffering of the farmers.
- Although there were several water conservation schemes present before this scheme, they were not efficient enough to fight the massive problem of drought and poor agricultural yield. This resulted more number of farmer suicides in the state. Maharashtra is one of the states with highest number of farmer suicides in India. Thus Jalyukta Shivar Yojana aims to fight this big problem and to slam brakes on the farmer suicides.
- The aim is to revive all the available water sources in the state and conserve every drop of water. This huge project has generated thousands of jobs across the state and employed in various works under the scheme.