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Govt approved proposals under Atal Bhujal Yojana

Government has approved proposals for Atal Bhujal Yojana for sustainable management of groundwater resources with community participation in water-stressed blocks of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria. Atal Bhujal Yojana: Atal Bhujal Yojana is a groundwater management scheme of the Central government. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 December 2019. Government allocated Rs.6000 crore for the Scheme. The scheme will be implemented from 2020-21 to 2024-25. The financial assistance is provided by the World Bank with a sharing pattern of 50:50 between the Indian Government and the World Bank. There are two components under the scheme namely: 1) Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building component with an outlay of Rs.1400 crore 2) Incentive component with an outlay of Rs.4600 crore

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