Which state has launched a water conservation project called “Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan”? [A]Madhya Pradesh[B]Haryana[C]Maharashtra[D]Rajasthan
The Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan was launched by Maharashtra government to make state a drought-free state by 2019. The programme aims to make 5000 villages free of water scarcity every year. This Abhiyan aims at initiating permanent measures to make the state drought-free by 2019 and to harvest rainwater within the village boundaries, thereby increasing ground water levels. Under the programme, 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. Moreover, all the existing water conservation schemes will be now accumulated under this scheme.