Jal Yukt Shivar

(ET) : The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to initiate an open inquiry into the ‘Jal Yukt Shivar’ project that was implemented in the state by the erstwhile BJP-Sena government. The ‘Jal Yukt Shivar’ project—to dig ponds, canals and recharge groundwater—was the brainchild of Fadnavis, who had said it would help end the chronic drought situation in the state. Gulabrao Patil, minister for water supply and sanitation, said the water table has not risen in places where such projects were initiated.