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RESURGENT INDIA: Best Practices For Ground Water Harvesting

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    7th Nov, 2019
  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan has been launched by the government to strengthen water conservation infrastructure across the country amid stressed need of water. Apart from it there are various water conservation practice which have been being practiced across the country region wise can strengthen the commitment of the government to conserve water.
  • Dobha Construction For Rain Water Harvesting, Jharkhand - Dobhas store rainwater which can be used for irrigation purposes during non-rainy months. This reduces the dependence of the farmers on monsoons and helps them diversify their cropping patterns.
  • Kapil Dhara Construction Of Dug Wells Under MGNREGA, Madhya Pradesh - Construction of dug wells for irrigation purpose and various water conservations structures like check dams, stop dams, contour trenches etc. have enable farmers to irrigate their fields. Now they are able to sow wheat and rice in place of jowar and maize.
  • Farm Pond On Demand Scheme, Vidarbha And Marathawada Region, Maharashtra - It has reduced dependence on ground water, reduced power required to pump water as compared to ground water. Cultivation on bunds generates extra income and recharges ground water.
  • Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan, Maharashtra - This includes arresting rain water within the village boundaries, increasing ground water level, creation of decentralized water bodies, restoring the storage capacity, increasing area under protective irrigation by efficient water use, implementation of ground water act, de-silting of structures with people participation, creation of water awareness, publicity and sensitization among the people, people’s participation in water budgeting. Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan was launched in 2015-16.
  • Sujalam Sufalam Jalsanchay Abhiyan 2018, Gujarat - The aim was to increase the storage capacity of the existing reservoirs by de-silting of check-dams and deepening the ponds, lakes and riverbeds, besides cleaning the rivers to accommodate more rain water.
  • Pani Panchayat: Odisha Water Resouces Consolidation Project
  • The main objection of the intervention were to promote and secure equitable distribution of water among its users, adequate maintenance of irrigation of system and to protect the environment and ensure ecological balance, inculcating a sense of ownership of the irrigation system in accordance with the water budget and the operational plan.
  • Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan, Rajasthan Rain water harvesting- construction of various water conservation structures, Participatory Approach, IEC activities.
  • Artificial Recharge For Spring Rejuvenation, South Sikkim District, Sikkim
  • Mission Kakatiya, Telangana - for restoring all the minor irrigation tanks and lakes in Telangana State.

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