WATCH: Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao urges people to join hand in Water Cup contest

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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.

Aamir-Kiran water cup contest

The Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is essentially a competition between different villages to see who can do the maximum work for watershed management and water conservation in the period of the competition.

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 period for the second edition of the Water Cup is 8th April to 22nd May 2017.

The top three villages will get cash prizes of Rs. 50 lakhs, Rs. 30 lakhs and Rs. 20 lakhs respectively.  In addition, the top village from each taluka will get a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs. If a village has secured one of the top three prizes at the state level, then it will not be eligible for the Rs. 10 lakh prize that will be given to the top village in the taluka. In such a case, the top prize of the taluka will go to the next village.

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.