Jharkhand government launches water conservation scheme to benefit drought-hit farmers
Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh launched a water conservation scheme with an outlay of Rs 467.32 crore to benefit farmers who faced drought last year in the state.
An overview of the news
Under the scheme, 2,133 ponds will be renovated and 2,795 percolation tanks will be built in all blocks of 24 districts of the state.
Foundation stone for renovation work of 71 ponds and 184 percolation tanks was also laid on the occasion.
Percolation tank is an artificially created surface water body to recharge groundwater storage.
The objective of this scheme is to provide water to the drought-affected farmers of the state so that they can get enough water to irrigate their fields.
Capital - Ranchi
Governor - Ramesh Bais
Chief Minister - Hemant Soren
Legislative Assembly - 82 seats
Lok Sabha - 14 seats
Major festivals of Jharkhand - Sarhul, Karam / Karma, Rohini, Sohrai
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