Cabinet approves ground water management and regulation scheme

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New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCA) today approved continuation of the ongoing schemes of 'Ground Water Survey, Exploration and Investigation', 'Current Ground Water Authority' and 'Study of recharge to Ground Water' as one integrated scheme on 'Ground Water Managaement and Regulation.

The scheme would be given Rs 460 Crore during the 11th Plan, an official statement said here.

The 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 bulding for scientists, planners and other stakeholders and strengthening of coordination and synergy amongst all other stakeholders.

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