Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
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Obstruct the soil and let water seep in was the slogan to revive the environment. Multiple cropping was now possible for the farmer due to the improvement in agriculture. There was an increase in well water level where water is now sufficient throughout the year. Farmers are using this water judiciously. Since labour is now available in the village villagers are not migrating to other villages for sugarcane cutting. School going children are not deprived of their education. The percentage of school attendance is now increased. Pangra village is now showing development in all aspects like health, education and cleanliness. Environment and next generation is getting a rejuvenating lift.