ASSESSMENT OF JALYUKT SHIVAR ABHIYAN WATER CONSERVATION SCHEME IN KARJAT TEHSIL OF AHMEDNAGAR DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA-USING GIS TECHNIQUEVilas Vasant Patil and Agastirishi Bharat Toradmal
The Maharashtra Government in India has launched a water conservation scheme entitled 'Jalyukt Shivar Yojana'. Jalyukt Shivar (JYS) Campaign is a flagship programme of State Government. The aims of this scheme is to bring water empowerment to the drought-affected villages to make Maharashtra Drought Free by the year 2019. The target of this programme to make 5000 villages free of water scarcity every year. The main objective of this research is assessing the village wise wok of water conservation methods. The study was conducted for entire Karjat tehsil. Total sixteen water conservation strategy implemented in all villages of Karjat Tehsil. Such as Compartment bunding, Nala extension, well recharge, sediment extraction, farm pond, drip and sprinkler irrigation, hydrofracturing, continuous contour trench, plantation, Kolhapur type weir, gabion structure, cement nala dam, loose boulder structure, water stock making pond and percolation tank. The geographical information system platform used for creating village wise each layers of conservation methods. This work shows through the choropleth map. Result shows from these case studies different water conservation schemes are implemented in this tehsil which are helpful for farmers and society. The storage capacity of nalas, dams are increase as well as groundwater level also increased.