Gujarat launches novel ground water management programme
A National Ground Water Management Improvement programme is being organised in Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 900 crore from assistance of Centre, an official statement said.
There are various schematic operations being undertaken by government to extend the level of underground water like MGNERGA, PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana), built new check dams, deepen the ponds etc, it stated, adding that there are many plans implemented for irrigation system in more areas for the use of water efficiently.
The excess waters of Kadana reservoir are been diverted in the regions of north Gujarat by constructing 332 km long sujalam sufalam spreading canal with the construction of approximately 12 large pipelines to divert the excess water from floods, the statement said.
According to Gujarat government, more than 1.68 lakh check dams and more than 1.25 lakh boribandh have been constructed across the state. The construction work of more than 2.60 lakh lakes have been completed and more than 26 thousand lakes have been made deeper. The renovation work of more than 1 lakh water bodies is completed along with the construction of more than 35 thousand water harvesting structures.