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WB approves scheme for sustainable management of ground water

WB approves scheme for sustainable management of ground water

New Delhi, Feb 7 (UNI) The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana, a Rs 6,000 crore scheme, for sustainable management of ground water with community participation, the Government informed on Thursday.

Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said the funding pattern is 50:50 between the Union Government and World Bank. The identified over-exploited and water stressed areas for the implementation of the scheme fall in states of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Nine blocks of Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh like Chhatarpur (Chhatarpur district), Naugaon (Chhatarpur district), Rajnagar (Chhatarpur district), Sagar (Sagar district), Niwari (Tikamgarh district), Baldeogarh (Tikamgarh district), Palera (Tikamgarh district), Patheria (Damoh district) and Ajeygarh (Panna district) have been identified in the scheme, he said.

ABHY envisages active participation of the communities in various activities such as formation of ‘Water User Associations’, monitoring and disseminating ground water data, water budgeting, preparation & implementation of Gram-panchayat-wise water security plans and IEC activities related to sustainable ground water management.

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RS concludes till Mar 2 after completing debate on union budget

RS concludes till Mar 2 after completing debate on union budget

11 Feb 2020 | 6:34 PM

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First leg of budget session concludes, Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

First leg of budget session concludes, Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

11 Feb 2020 | 6:26 PM

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NDA Govt has kept inflation, Fiscal deficit well under control: FM

NDA Govt has kept inflation, Fiscal deficit well under control: FM

11 Feb 2020 | 5:48 PM

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) Countering opposition criticism that the policies of the NDA Government are responsible for the present state of the Indian economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said due to the policies of the Narendra Modi government, the global sentiment towards India is in a very favourable mood.

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RAJYA SABHA ADJOURNED TILL MARCH 2

11 Feb 2020 | 4:55 PM

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Parl passes Constitution ST Order bill; Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

Parl passes Constitution ST Order bill; Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

11 Feb 2020 | 4:33 PM

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