Atal Bhoojal Yojana

Atal Bhoojal Yojana is a water conservation scheme announced with the objective to tackle the crisis of depleting groundwater level.  The scheme will be launched with an estimated cost of Rs. 6000 Crore; and half of the funding for the scheme will get from World Bank. The scheme will be implemented by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Objectives:
  • To Recharge ground water and create sufficient water storage for agricultural purposes.
  • To revive surface water bodies so that ground water level can be increased, especially in the rural areas.
  • Sustainable groundwater management with emphasis on demand side interventions with community participation.
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