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‘Jalyukt Shivar’ is one of the Watershed Development Programme, released in month of December, 2014 by Maharashtra Government. Harvesting maximum rainwater in the surrounding of village itself and increasing the availability of water is the main purpose of this Programme. The Programme is all about the water conservation in rural areas. As water (Surface water or ground water) is an important resource, it affects Agricultural sector, Agro based activities and therefore economy of the area where it is implemented because the economic prosperity of land depends on the water it holds. This paper focuses the provisions made in the Programme for rain water harvesting and study of its effectiveness in the study area.
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