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About - Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL-JAL)
Sr. No. Component Gujarat (Rs. in Crore)
1. Operationalization of Scheme- Strengthening Institutional Capacity at State/District level  63.97
2. Procurements of Equipments 48.25
3. Works 34.12
4. IEC Activities 8.50
5. Training 42.28
6. Labs & Data Centre 5.00
A Total of Component 202.12
  Incentives through DLIs  
1. DLI-1: Public disclosure of groundwater data/information & reports 54.01
2. DLI-2: Preparation of Community lead Water Security Plans (Gram panchayat wise) 81.02
3. DLI-3: Public financing of approved Water Security Plans through convergence of ongoing/new schemes (Block wise) 108.03
4. DLI-4: Adoption of practices for efficient water us (Area in Ha) 216.05
5. DLI-5: Improvement in the rate of decline of groundwater levels (Block wise) 80.00
B Total of Component 539.11
Grand Total of Component (A+B) 741.23
  • The Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), proposed by the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (DoWR, RD&GR), Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It is designed to manage groundwater resources in a holistic manner by involving the concerned Central and State Government machinery, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), non-governmental organizations, Water User Associations (WUAs), farmers, and other stakeholders.
  • Success stories in parts of the country have demonstrated that robust community participation, supported by strong institutional structures, demand- and supply-side management, and so on form the key for sustainable management of groundwater.
  • Based on success stories and the scientific knowledge and management plans following the National Program on Aquifer Mapping and Management (NAQUIM) results,
  • ATAL JAL proposes to start a program on sustainable groundwater management in select water-stressed areas of Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka,, Maharashtra, , Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
    • The estimated cost of the scheme is INR 6,000 crore, of which INR 3,000 crore will be in the form of a loan by the World Bank and INR 3,000 crore as matching contribution from the Government of India (GoI).
    • The scheme will be a Central Sector Scheme with funds going to the states as grants-in-aid.
  • The World Bank financing will be done under a new lending instrument, that is, Program for Results (PforR), wherein funds under the scheme will be disbursed from the World Bank to the GoI based on achievement of pre-agreed results.
  • In Gujarat State there are 7 Districts, 34 talukas and 2201 villages are covered under Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal). Total Rs. 741.23 crore allocated for Gujarat State.

Allocation of Atal Bhujal Yojana funds across DLIs in Participating States

Rs. in Crore


Component Gujarat
Investment 202.12
Incentives through DLIs 539.11
NPMU Investment
TOTAL 741.23
Organization Setup for Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL - JAL) : Click to view 
Atal Bhujal Baseline Data
Ground Water Assesment Report
National Hydrology Project (GW) Activity. : Click to view 
ATAL JAL Grievance Redressal : (for grievance complaint click here)
Manpower Requirements and Applications forms for various categories under Atal Bhujal Yojana. : Click to view