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Despite implementation of various programmes for better management of ground water, dropping ground water level still persists as an alarming issue’. Explain by giving reasons and suggest way forward.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. Despite implementation of various programmes for better management of ground water, dropping ground water level still persists as an alarming issue’. Explain by giving reasons and suggest way forward. (250 words)

Economic Times

Why this question:

The question is in the backdrop of recently launched Atal Bhujal Yojana that aims at better management of Ground water.

Key demand of the question:

One must analyse and present arguments the causes of depleting ground water levels and the failures of the past policies to address the issue.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In brief explain with facts the ground water situation of the country.

Body:

Explain the causes of the depleting water levels of the ground water.

Discuss the efforts made by the government in this direction.

Comment upon the recently launched Atal Bhujal Yojana and explain in what way the Central Government scheme will promote Panchayat led ground water management and Behavioural change with primary focus on demand side management.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting more solutions.