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Central Govt Provides Rs 1500 crore to Haryana for its Crop Diversification and Ponds Rejuvenation

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Haryana-to-get-Rs-1,500-cr-aid-for-crop-diversification,-ponds-rejuvenationCentral government provides financial aid of Rs 1500 crore to Haryana for water conservation, which includes Rs 500 crore to expand crop diversification under the ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme and Rs 1000 crore to rejuvenate the ponds and treat water.

Key Info

The Central govt will also be providing Rs 1000 crore under the Jal Jeevan Mission(a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India)

Other announcements

i.A scheme for rejuvenation of 14,000 ponds is implemented in the state in a phased manner.

ii.About 1000 water wells to be established in the state to control the decreasing groundwater table under the Atal Bhujal Yojana

About ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ Scheme

i.‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme was launched for the purpose of crop diversification from maize / cotton / millet / pulses / horticulture crops in 1.00 lakh hectares of land.

ii.The objective of crop diversification through the scheme is to promote 2 latest technologies with sustainable farming, increase production and enable crop options to increase the income of the farmer.

iii.Under this scheme, farmers are encouraged to grow alternative crops other than paddy.

About Haryana:
Capital– Chandigarh
Governor– Satyadeo Narain Arya
Chief Minister– Manohar Lal Khattar