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Union Cabinet approves Atal Bhujal Yojana

Prakash Javadekar. File

Prakash Javadekar. File   | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

The scheme will cover 8,350 villages in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a ₹6,000 crore scheme for sustainable management of ground water resources, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

The scheme will cover 8,350 villages in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, he said.

The scheme envisages active participation of communities in various activities such as the formation of water user associations, monitoring and disseminating ground water data, water budgeting, preparation and implementation of gram panchayat-wise water security plans and information, education and communication (IEC) activities related to sustainable ground water management.

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