Atal Bhujal Yojana (Abhy)-National Groundwater Management Improvement (WB-P158119)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Jun 5, 2018
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Government of Republic of India
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 450.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 900.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 23, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 12, 2015

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Project Description

The project 'Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY) - National Groundwater Management Improvement Program' is proposed to improve the management of groundwater resources in seven states of India. These participating states include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The activities under the program are mapped to the two result areas. Activities under Results Area 1 will focus on:

  1. Introducing bottom-up planning of groundwater interventions through community-led Water Security Plan (WSP)
  2. Improving government spending the planning process
  3. Implementing participatory groundwater management, including both supply and demand side measures

Results Area 2 focuses on building institutional capacity at all levels, including improving groundwater information and making it publicly accessible. 

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Team Leader(s)

Abedalrazq Khalil

Satya Priya 


U.P Singh 

Secretary Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 



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