Atal Bhujal Yojana being implemented in several states

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Government of India has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal), a Rs. 6,000 Crore Central Sector Scheme, for sustainable management of ground water resources with community participation in water stressed blocks of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The scheme is being implemented during 2020-21 to 2024-25 with the financial assistance of World Bank with a sharing pattern of 50:50 between Government of India and World Bank.

The Scheme has two components viz. Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building component and Incentive component with outlays of Rs. 1,400 crore of Rs. 4,600 crore respectively.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

(PIB)