Atal Ground Water Scheme is a new scheme launched by the Government of Delhi, which aims to conserve ground water. The biggest reason for starting this scheme is the level of water on the earth is slowly decreasing and this scheme has been started to increase it.
The government has provided a budget of Rs. 6,000 crores under this scheme. India’s ground water level is very low and people are late to use it for normal living. By increasing the groundwater star, the intention is to conserve the rainwater and use it.
This budget has been made for five years. And the other name of this scheme is National Ground Water Management Improvement Scheme.
The basic objective of making this plan is that the areas where there is scarcity of water or rain works there, by conserving ground water and using it for irrigation and drinking.
Under Atal Bhujal scheme, rural areas will also be linked to this scheme and other schemes. This scheme will be started in many rural and urban areas.
It includes 6 districts and 4350 Gram Panchayats. This scheme will be implemented by all people so that they do not have to wait for rain and they can sow their crops.
Atal Bhujal scheme will be started in areas like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana etc. Because there is no supply of water in all these states. There is also Indo Ganga plain and mountain here.
Many activities have been included in this scheme such as conserving ground water and protecting it and using it in the right way. Second, to conserve water resources and make proper arrangements for them. Third, increasing groundwater quality and water level.
The tenure of this scheme is from 2014-17 to 2022-23. Some states of India represent only 25% of water. In many districts, up to 31% water has become saline.
The World Bank has given the greatest support for this task. And another support center is found by the government.