A large number of people are participating in the ‘Jalyukt Shivar’ scheme which is aimed at eliminating water scarcity in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.
“Jalyukt Shivar scheme was undertaken with the objective of making Maharashtra free from frequent water scarcity. The scheme has got the biggest participation from general public,” the CM said here after inaugurating a river deepening project under the scheme in Aurangabad district.
The integrated water conservation and management scheme is considered close to CM’s heart.
“A total of 20,000 villages are to be brought under the scheme by 2019. So far 4500 villages got benefited from the scheme,” the CM added.
The “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan” project involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, work on nullahs and digging of farm ponds.
Fadnavis said all Gram Panchayats in state will be digitalised and connected to concerned ministry by 2018.
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