Jharkhand Government has launched the Water Conservation Initiative with a total outlay of Rs 467.32 crore for the drought-affected farmers in the state who experienced drought last year. The scheme was launched to renovate ponds and construct percolation tanks in all the blocks of 24 districts to recharge groundwater storage.
- Scheme Name: Water Conservation Initiative
- Aim: To provide benefits to farmers in the state that experienced drought last year.
- Scheme Launch Year: 2023
- Scheme Fund Allocated: Rs 467.32 crore
- Type of Government Scheme: State Government of Jharkhand
- Sponsored / Sector Scheme: Sector Scheme
- The scheme aims to renovate 2,133 ponds and construct 2,795 percolation tanks in all the blocks of 24 districts.
- The government has planned to provide Rs 1,200 crore as relief to around 30 lakh drought-affected farmers.
- The scheme will provide benefits to farmers who experienced drought last year and help in recharging groundwater storage.
- The percolation tanks will help in conserving rainwater and will increase the water table in the region.
Latest News about the Scheme
The Jharkhand Water Conservation Initiative was launched by Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh on 21st April 2023.
The Jharkhand Water Conservation Initiative is a state government sector scheme aimed at providing benefits to farmers who experienced drought last year. The scheme will help in recharging groundwater storage by renovating ponds and constructing percolation tanks in all the blocks of 24 districts of the state.