Master plan for ground water harvesting
By A Business Correspondent
The Central Ground Water Board has prepared a Rs 24,513 crore master plan for artificially recharging the ground water in the country. The project, which will have an outlay of Rs 465.5 crore, would involve the construction of sub-surface dykes and check dams in the country.
The northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K have been allotted an outlay of Rs 1,578 crore for the necessary works. In Punjab, as many as 40,000 recharge shafts and trenches and 13,000 roof-top harvesting structures in urban areas would be readied at a sum of Rs 528 crore. Haryana, with an allotment of Rs 332 crore, will get 16,000 recharge shafts and trenches.