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Atal Bhujal Yojana

Published on December 25, 2019
Current context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) on 24th Dec 19.
Atal Bhujal Yojana 
  • The Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) is a Central Sector Scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore.
  • The scheme will be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25).
  • It is a pioneering initiative of the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • The scheme aims to improve groundwater management through community participation in identified priority areas in seven states.
  • The identified priority areas in seven States include Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Karnataka.
  • The scheme will provide benefit to nearly 8350 Gram Panchayats in 78 districts in these States.
  • 50% of the total outlay of Rs. 6000 crore, shall be in the form of World Bank loan, and be repaid by the Central Govt and the remaining 50% shall be provided through Central Assistance from regular budgetary support.


Q.1 Which among the following states is not identified under the Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL)?
a. Jharkhand
b. Maharashtra
c. Rajasthan
d. Madhya Pradesh
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