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Government of India
Ministry of Jal Shakti
24 MAR 2022 4:43PM by PIB Delhi
Improvement in Groundwater Level

Atal Bhujal Yojana is under implementation in the 8,565 Gram Panchayats (GPs) falling in 224 blocks of 80 districts in 7 States viz. Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh only. This scheme started from the year 2020-21. As per ground water level assessment carried out by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), 70 % wells in the country have registered rise in water level as compared with the decadal mean (2011-2020) for the month of November.

The implementation of the scheme emphasizes on focused and integrated community based approach for participatory ground water management. This entails awareness and sensitization programmes for community engagement leading to preparation of community led Water Security Plan.

 Status of Water Security Plan submitted in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as on 15th March, 2022 is as follows:-

 

S. No.

State

Districts

GPs

WSPs submitted

1

Madhya Pradesh

6

663

663

2

Maharashtra

13

1,339

710

 

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written  reply in Lok Sabha today.

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