Atal Bhoojal Yojana, Atal Bhoojal Water Conservation Scheme, Atal Underwater Conservation Scheme, Details of the Scheme, Budget, Benefits, Beneficiaries, Need of the Scheme
Atal Bhoojal Yojana
The Central Government of India led by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch a new scheme named ‘Atal Bhoojal Yojana – Water Conservation Scheme’. Under this scheme, the Central Government will develop the existing condition of several water bodies of the nation. Apart from this, this scheme will help in raising the level of groundwater to meet the requirements of the agricultural sector. The government has also proposed a total amount of Rs. 6,000 crores for the successful implementation of this large project.
Details of Atal Bhoojal Yojana
The Union Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari has announced this water conservation scheme on 21 December 2017 at the question hour of Lok Sabha. Under this scheme, all the authorities are continuously working for the successful implementation of this scheme.
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Features of Atal Bhoojal Yojana
Below are the main features and highlights of the scheme –
- Requirement – The Groundwater level is decreased to its lowest level in the past years because of extensive tapping through the nation. Centre is going to launch this scheme for the conservation of the water bodies which is an area of concern for the authorities.
- Benefits – The Ataj Bhoojal Yojana will help in reviving the water bodies. Apart from this, the groundwater level will improved especially in rural areas.
- Beneficiaries – The Central Government is going to implement this scheme throughout the nation. All the people can then use underground water or water from Ganga river. In addition to this, all the urban and rural people of the nation can avail the benefits of this scheme.
- Provisional Budget – Government has also sanctioned a total budget of Rs. 6000 crores for this scheme. However, the budget approval process from the Finance Ministry is still in progress.