Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal) is targeted at sustainable groundwater management, mainly through convergence among various ongoing schemes with the active involvement of local communities and stakeholders. This will ensure that in the Scheme area, the funds allocated by the Central and State governments are spent judiciously to ensure the long term sustainability of groundwater resources.
Overview of Atal Bhujal Yojana
|Name||Atal Bhujal Yojana|
|Launch year||25 December 2019|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Jal Shakti|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Time period||2020-21 to 2024-25|
|World bank’s assistance in Atal Bhujal Yojana||$450 million|
Objective and Benefits of Atal Bhujal Yojana
The goal of Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal) is to demonstrate community-led sustainable groundwater management which can be taken to scale. The major objective of the Scheme is to improve the management of groundwater resources in select water stressed areas in identified states viz. Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
•Clean drinking water in India