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Watch: Aamir-Kiran plead people to join hands in Water Cup contest on Maharashtra Day

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Published Apr 29, 2017, 11:41 am IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 11:41 am IST
Top three villages across the state will get a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 30 lakh and Rs 20 lakh respectively.
Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao. (Photo: Twitter)
 Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao. (Photo: Twitter)

Mumbai: Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao had launched Satyamave Jayate Water Cup in 2016, which is a competition between villages in Maharashtra to preserve water.

Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is the project’s name, and it aims at making the state’s villages drought-free in five years, by conserving water.

 

The competition is about to get off the ground very soon, and Mr. Perfectionist along with wife Kiran are trying various possible measures to spread awareness about it.

They personally took to Twitter and pleaded the urban crowd through a video message to come forward and join hands in this mission.

The competition will take place from April to May. Top three villages across the state will get a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 30 lakh and Rs 20 lakh respectively.

In addition, the top village from each taluka will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. 

Last year, as many as 116 villages took part in the competition, which created an annual water storage capacity of 1,368 crore litres in three talukas of the state. The actor received remarkable success with the test plan. 

“The first edition of the Water Cup was a pilot project and with its success, we now want to extend the watershed management programme to 30 more talukas in Maharashtra to make villages water-sufficient,” Aamir had said during the Water Cup award function last October.

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