Status: The government has launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to improve water availability in 256 water-stressed districts by renovating water bodies and bore well recharge among other interventions. While no defined targets are stated under the programme, water conservation work is being carried out on 5 lakh waterbodies and 15.7 lakh recharge structures. Additionally, the government launched Amrit Sarovar to build/renovate at least 75 ponds in each district to increase water availability; over 68,000 ponds have been constructed/renovated under this initiative. i ii