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Govt plans to launch a Water Conservation scheme

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Aiming to conserve water, the Government of India is going to launch a Water Conservation scheme- Atal Bhoojal Yojana.
According to this scheme, the government has the plan to boost conservation of ground water with a fund of Rs.6,000 crores. By the implementation of this scheme ground water will recharge consequently increasing the level of ground water. Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that the fund for this project will be raised by the Ministry of Finance and the World Bank. Under this scheme, ground water will recharge and hence it will provide sufficient water for the use of agriculture purposes because in the past several years the ground water has decreased to a great extent. This scheme will also revive the water bodies like rivers so that the level of ground water can be increased especially in the rural areas.The water available in the Ganga River will be used under this scheme “Atal Bhoojal Yojana” to increase the ground. The Ministry of Water resource is eagerlessly working on it, once done the Ministry of finance will approve the funds for the scheme. The scheme will be implemented all over the India. . The cabinet committee has set a fund of Rs.6,000 crore for this scheme but yet to get the approval from the ministry of Finance. Government of India has not announced any official date for the launch of this scheme.

As we know that our farmers are facing acute shortage of ground water for the past several years this scheme ‘Atal Bhoojal Yojana’ will surely help those who are in the need of pure ground water. The Government of India will launch the scheme once funds are approved by the Ministry of Finance.

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