Atal Bhujal Yojana

Atal Bhujal Yojana (or, Atal Jal) is a groundwater management scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on 25 December 2019. The purpose of the scheme is to improve groundwater management in seven states of India.[1]

Atal Bhujal Yojana
CountryIndia
Launched25 December 2019; 23 months ago (2019-12-25)
Statusactive

HistoryEdit

In June 2018, the World Bank Board approved the scheme and it will be funded by the World Bank.[2] It was launched on 25 December 2019 under the Jal Jeevan Mission.[3]

Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh are the designated priority states for improvement of groundwater management through community participation, impacting around 78 districts and 8350 gram panchayats. The duration of the scheme is from 2020 to 2025.[1][4]

Other agriculture schemes launched by Modi regimeEdit

Agriculture initiatives schemes launched by the Narendra Modi regime are:[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Atal Bhujal Yojana: PM Launches Rs 6,000 Crore Groundwater Management Plan". NDTV.com. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Explained: Atal Bhujal Yojana — Why a scheme for groundwater". The Indian Express. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ Service, Tribune News. "Atal Bhujal Yojana aims to arrest groundwater depletion". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ "PM Launches Atal Bhujal Yojana". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  5. ^ 10 important government schemes for agriculture sector, India today, 2019-08-30.