Project Description: 

Background: UMA aims to build public knowledge network of colleges by capacity building to perform as key player in development sector. Sector-specific workshops aim to create a network of colleges that can work in planning, design, monitoring, evaluation and assessments of government programs. 

The Workshop: Jalyukta shivar abhiyan assessment workshop was organized by CTARA in collaboration with and sponsored by Water Conservation Department (WCD) of Government of Maharashtra (GoM).  A two days workshop held at Prof. Ram Meghe Institute of Technology And Research Badnera, Amravati on 4th and 5th February 2018. Finally, a two day follow-up workshop held on 5th-6th July 2018 in MIT, Aurangabad. 

Principal Investigator: 

Prof. Milind Sohoni 

Prof. Puru Kulkarni


Oshin Dharap (UMA represenatative) -
Ankita Prayag–
Bhagyashri Patil-
Chetan Fulaware –
Mahesh Labade -
Prajakta Chitale –
Vishal Mishra-

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The objective of the first round of training program was to build the capacities of Engineering college teachers and students in monitoring and evaluation of JSA schemes in and around their taluka assigned which is aimed at strengthening the institutional capabilities of Department of Water and Soil conservation, Government of Maharashtra for enhanced and more comprehensive approach towards the existing as well as upcoming JSA schemes. The training focused on the following components: 

  • Extension: Development of UMA institutes as public knowledge infrastructure accessible to public e. g Ability to work as Third Party Audit agency.
  • Teaching: Enabling effective guidance of student in development sector
  • Research: Exposure and simulation towards emerging issue in development sector specially watershed management, cropping patterns and the intervention structures so as to harness the full potential of rainwater.

Key Letter 

  1. Invitation Letter for JSA Workshop
  2. List of institutions and allotted talukas
  3. List of Datasets required

              Each College participated for the workshop involved 2 nodal professors and 2 students. Each of the participating colleges have to undertake assessment of JSA villages in a taluka in their respective district and prepare report. The taluka will be assigned by the WCD. TDSC at CTARA will provide the necessary hand holding and technical support to the colleges.

Study Material and References

  1. Important Links
  2. JSA Guidelines by Agriculture Department

Workshop Kit

QGIS Manual

QGIS Mapping tool

Workshop Schedule

JSA Assesment Guidelines

 A report on the JSA training program and two reports on the workshops held during the training program (pdf)

Project Outputs: 

1. One nodal professor and two students each; from 17 engineering colleges across Maharashtra are trained to use advanced concepts and practices to carry out monitoring and evaluation of JSA schemes, using the contents of the modules developed 

2. The key performance indicators for the training will include the production of quality and timely reports, floating of Btech/Mtech projects in watershed related areas in the 2-3 years and participation in future JSA activities.