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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Tamkadwadi is a village which lies in the mountainous region in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. Initially this village was recognized as a drought prone area with huge water shortage. The villagers had to depend on tankers for drinking water for 4 to 5 months a year.The watershed development program has helped the villagers improve their financial condition. Availability of sufficient water in the wells, increase in the agriculture yield, formation of self help groups (SHGs) help deal with their financial problems and the well fed fields personify peace and harmony in the village