After the approval of Atal Bhujal Yojana by the Union Cabinet, Prime minister Narendra Modi is launching the national plan of Groundwater management which includes an expenditure of RS 6,000 crore. The primary motive of this scheme is to encourage ground water management which is led by the panchayats. Moreover, the government is stimulating positive behavioral changes in the aspects of demand side management which will result in adding more water to the total 65% of the irrigational area.
This scheme focuses upon the development of main seven priority states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Not only this, this plan is implemented to benefit 78 districts and 8,350-gram panchayats in these states. The project is planned to be implemented within the period of five years from 2020 to 2025.
PM’s scheme was launched on the auspicious occasion of 95th Birth anniversary of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India. Later, PM Modi posted a heart-warming tweet in a tribute to Mr. Vajpayee saying that he was a man of delight and bravery. He use to speak the right words at the right moments. His words were full of power and compassion for their country.