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.
In Maharashtra over the last many years, there has been a shift from food crops to cash crops. In this article, in Leisa India, our researcher Anuradha Phadare explains how this shift poses a risk to the food security of farmers, and brings out that crop planning can play a role in ensuring food and nutrition security and ensure greater resilience to climate change.