Jharkhand Nilamber Pitamber Jal Samriddhi Yojana 2021 to Raise Groundwater Level

Jharkhand government launched Nilamber Pitamber Jal Samriddhi Yojana 2021 one year ago to raise groundwater level across the state. This year, govt. has started Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Nilambar Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana, Veer Shahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana and Didi Badi Yojana under MGNREGA. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of the Nilambar Pitamber Jal Samridhi Yojana.

Jharkhand Nilamber Pitamber Jal Samriddhi Yojana 2021

Jharkhand state receives 1,300 to 1,400 mm of rainfall on average per year. However, around 70% of this rainwater used to flow away as 70% of the state is a plateau. Additionally, Jharkhand does not have storage facilities like small check dams which can stop the torrential flow of water and utilise it for irrigation. As a result, districts like Latehar, Garhwa and Palamu faced water crises.

The Jharkhand Nilamber Pitamber Jal Samriddhi Yojana was launched to solve this problem. Under the Nilambar Pitambar Scheme, loose boulder check dams were built near the hills and in hundreds of villages in Jharkhand. These help to control the free flow of rainwater and increase groundwater levels.

Additionally, the construction of trench-cum-bunds (TCB) has helped to conserve rainwater. With the construction of irrigation wells under MGNREGA, farmers are now using drip irrigation facilities on a large scale.

Impact of Nilambar Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana

Chief Minister Hemant Soren mentioned that the efforts undertaken under the Nilambar Pitambar scheme were now showing results. Villagers are taking the initiative to conserve water by joining the government’s scheme and this has helped to increase agricultural production as well as the prosperity of the villages.

The scheme is being executed across 4,000 panchayats in the State. In many districts, barren fields have reportedly become green again and are being used for cultivation. Apart from this, people in rural areas have been provided with employment opportunities in their respective villages and panchayats.

Under Nilambar Pitambar Jal Samriddhi Yojana, a target of implementing 3,32,963 schemes was set in the state. Against this, 1,97,228 schemes have already been completed. For the remaining 1,35,735 schemes, work is underway.

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Nilambar-Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana in Jharkhand Budget 2021

Jarkhand Budget 2021-22 was presented on 3 March 2021 in which the following announcement was made “Under Nilambar-Pitamber Jal Samridhi Yojana, 1,12,094 hectares of land has been treated against the target of 1 lakh hectares. About 98,065 hectares of land is under treatment. In the year 2021-22, a target has been set to treat 1 lakh hectares of land. Under Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, against the target of 20,000 acres, mango and mixed horticulture work has been done in 26,000 acres. A target has been set to get this work done on 25,000 acres of land in the financial year 2021-22.

Nilambar Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana Budget

For the financial year 2021-22, 1,100 lakh man-days will be created by the state under MGNREGA scheme, according to which the amount of the proposed budget will be Rs.

Source / Reference Link: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/jharkhand/story/jharkhand-nilambar-pitambar-scheme-groundwater-level-1831019-2021-07-22

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