Centre approves continuation of schemes on ground water management

August 21st, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave its approval for continuation of the ongoing schemes of ground water management.

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. (ANI)

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