Centre Sanctions Continuation of Ground Water Management Schemes

by Tanya Thomas on Aug 25 2008 9:54 AM

Ground water management schemes that are currently being implemented have been given the green-signal for their continuation following a sanction passed by The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday.

The scheme includes "ground water survey, exploration and investigation", "Central Ground Water Authority" and "Study of Recharge to Ground Water" as one integrated scheme on "Ground Water Management and Regulation" at an outlay of Rs.460 crore during the 11th Plan period.

This scheme will help in strengthening ground water resource management system, delineation of ground water development worthy areas, developing area specific artificial recharge and rain water harvesting techniques, development of web enabled ground water information system for quick dissemination of ground water data, capacity building of scientists, planners and other stakeholders and strengthening of coordination and synergy amongst all other stakeholders.