Change in the
rainfall pattern in the country has resulted in longer dry spells causing
drought like situation in few areas in the country. In addition to the issue of
scarcity of rain, over exploitation of ground water beyond rechargeable limit, has
resulted in rapid depletion of ground water table making the situation adverse.
Realizing the gravity of situation, under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee
Yojana (PMKSY), Government of India made an effort for the first time to
identify the most vulnerable areas that require immediate attention for water
conservation, harvesting and ground water recharge.
Agriculture and Cooperation has made State wise allocation of a sum of Rs. 410
crores during the current year to minimize the impact of drought and improving
the ground water recharge. Around Twenty States have been allocated a sum
totaling to Rs. 410 crores.
Source: Legal news India