Atal Bhujal Yojana Presented By Smriti Sethi
Introduction The Union Government has formulated ambitious water onservation scheme Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABY) to tackle ever- deepening crisis of depleting groundwater level. It will be piloted under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. It is awaiting cabinet's clearance.
Funds 6000 3000 3000 Central Government World Bank
Importance It will help those who are in need for constant ground water supply. Its focus is primarily on involvement of communities and convergence with different water schemes. Its major component is making society responsible and bringing about behavior change to manage groundwater resource. It will help improve overall outlook towards water resource.
Aim ' | To recharge ground water and create sufficient water storage for agricultural purposes "v v, . .. Revival of surface water bodies so that ground water level can be increased, U especially in the rural areas. Recharging ground water sources and ensure efficient use of water by involving people at local level.
States Gujarat Haryana Karnataka Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Maharashtra
Why it is required? The report of the Central Ground Watern Board (CGWB) shows that 1,034 of 6584 ssessed blocks in the country are over- exploited (usually referred to as 'dark ones) t means in 1,034 blocks in India annual roundwater consumption is more than the annual groundwater recharge. Besides, 934 blocks fall in different stages of criticality due to depletion without a recharge. The report shows that Punjab, Haryana, Rajesthan and De bMere worstamen them
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