Mumbai, Jan 29 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief MInister Devendra Fadnavis Tuesday said water conservation schemes like Jalyukt Shivar has helped increase agriculture production despite drought conditions in the state.Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Records 42 COVID-19 Cases, Active Count Stands At 298

Speaking at the 4th World Congress on Disaster Management here, Fadnavis stressed on action and preventive remedy before the occurrence of disasters, and advocated the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated efforts for disaster management. Also Read - LIVE Liverpool vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Final 2022: Los Blancos Eye 14th European Title

Fadnavis said, “This scheme (Jalyukt Shivar) is also giving sustainable irrigation to farmers.” Jalyukt Shivar, a micro-irrigation project, involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, and digging of farm ponds across the state. Also Read - IPL Final: I Would Score 1600 Runs, Rajasthan Royals Share Hilarious Video of Yuzvendra Chahal

“Disaster management is an extremely important aspect for achieving sustainable goals and many NGOs are working with the administration in this sector. We are also working to reduce emission level by 2030 through various measures,” he said.

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