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Atal Bhujal Yojana: All You Need to Know About Centre

Hello Freinds, In this article we are going to discuss here about Atal Bhujal Yojana in detail.

The scheme is also referred to as ‘Atal Jal’, which will promote panchayat-led spring water management and behavioral change with primary specializes in demand-side management.

Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL)

ATAL JAL has been designed with the objective of strengthening the groundwater management and bringing about behavioral changes at the community level for sustainable groundwater resource management in seven States, viz. Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.

Implementation of the scheme is predicted to profit nearly 8350 Gram Panchayats in 78 districts in these States.

Out of the entire outlay of Rs. 6000 crore to be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-21 to 2024-25), 50% shall be within the sort of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development loan, and be repaid by the Central Government.

Atal Bhujal Yojana: All You Need to Know About Centre


Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) may be a Central Sector Scheme for facilitating sustainable spring water management with an outlay of INR 6000 crore.

Out of this, INR 3,000 crore is going to be a loan from the planet Bank and INR 3,000 crore as a matching contribution from the govt of India (GoI).

The scheme lays emphasis on community participation and demand-side interventions for sustainable spring water management in identified water-stressed areas in seven states of the country.

The scheme also envisages improved source sustainability for Jal Jeevan Mission, a positive contribution to the Government’s goal of ‘doubling farmers income’ and inculcating behavioral changes within the community to facilitate optimal water use.

Funds under the scheme shall be provided to the states as grants-in-aid.

The planet Bank financing is going to be done under a replacement lending instrument, that is, Program for Results (PforR), wherein funds under the scheme are going to be disbursed from the planet Bank to the GoI for disbursement to participating States supported the achievement of pre-agreed results.

Details of areas & tentative financial allocations

Sl.No. State Districts Blocks GPs

1. Gujarat 6 24 1,816

2. Haryana 13 36 1,895

3. Karnataka 14 41 1,199

4. Madhya Pradesh 5 9 678

5. Maharashtra 13 35 1,339

6. Rajasthan 17 22 876

7. Uttar Pradesh 10 26 550

TOTAL 78 193 8,353

The Scheme has two components, viz.

i. Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building component (Rs. 1,400 crore) for strengthening institutional arrangements for spring water governance by facilitating strong data-base, scientific approach, and community participation in the spring water sector within the participating States to enable them sustainably manage their resources.

ii. Incentive Component (Rs. 4,600 crores) for incentivizing the States for the achievement of pre-defined results with emphasis on community participation, demand management, and convergence among various on-going schemes of the Central and State Governments and consequent improvement in spring water regime.

(iii) Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) are identified on the idea of which the motivation amount is going to be disbursed. The five DLIs considered are

(iv) Public disclosure of groundwater data/ information and reports (10% of incentive fund),

(v) Public financing of interventions through the convergence of on-going schemes (20% of incentive fund)

(vi) Improvement within the rate of decline of groundwater levels (15% of incentive fund).

The incentive funds are going to be fungible and better performing States/areas are going to be eligible for extra funds.