(The Gist of PIB) Atal Bhujal Yojana
Atal Bhujal Yojana
The World Bank has approved Atal BhujalYojana (ABHY), a Rs.6,000 Crore Central
Sector Scheme, for sustainable management of ground water resources with
- The scheme envisages active participation of the communities in various
activities such as formation of Water User Associations, monitoring and
disseminating ground water data, water budgeting, preparation and
implementation of Gram-Panchayat wise water security plans and Information,
Education and Communication (IEC) activities related to sustainable
- The funding pattern is 50:50 between Government of India and World Bank.
- The identified over-exploited and water stressed areas for the
implementation of the scheme fall in the States of Gujarat, Haryana,
Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
- The States have been selected according to a number of criteria,
including degree of groundwater exploitation and degradation, established
legal and regulatory instruments, institutional readiness, and experience in
implementing initiatives related to groundwater management.