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.
Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
Presently, the construction of farm ponds is being portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state as well as popular media, but the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra is a cause for worry. WOTR’s this research article published in EPW highlights the need for regulating the overall farm pond practices and propose different strategies to make these problematic practices appropriate.