Jharkhand government launches water conservation scheme to benefit drought-hit farmers

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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.

Jharkhand State

  • 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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