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Karnataka passes watershed project ‘REWARD’ worth of Rs 600 crore

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Karnataka passes watershed project REWARD

  • The Cabinet of Karnataka state has passed a project named ‘Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agriculture Resilience through Innovative Development (REWARD)’. The main objective of REWARD project is to ensure soil and water conservation in 20 taluks with low groundwater levels in the state.
  • The Cabinet has approved Rs 600 crore for this project. Apart from this, the World Bank is also going to provide 70 per cent fund for the project. it will give 420 crore rupees and Karnataka state Govt will provide 30 per cent of the expenses which are 180 crore rupees.
  • The REWARD project will include 50,000 hectares of parched land with depleted groundwater table for watershed growth in each of the 20 taluks to develop the groundwater table.
  • taluks are: Bagepalli, Challakere, Shikaripur, Gundlupet, Harapanahalli, Sira, Arsikere, Kadur, Bailhongal, Athani, Hirekerur, Hungund, Kundgol, Bagewadi, Ron, Jewargi, Basavakalyan, Manvi, Yelburga, and Shahapur.

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  • About Karnataka –
  • Capital – Bangalore
  • Largest City – Bangalore
  • Total Districts – 30
  • Governor – Vajubhai Vala
  • Chief Minister – B. S. Yediyurappa
  • State Mammal – Indian elephant
  • State Bird – Indian Roller
  • State Flower – Lotus
  • State Tree – Sandalwood

1 COMMENT

  1. REWARD in Karnataka- is a promising approach for enhancing the productive outcome in the watersheds with innovative technological interventions focussing on resilience agriculture. The set high results plan accompanied by monitoring and management envisions the fulfilment of project goals. Being a part of the erstwhile SUJALA program during the initial phase, keen to further understand and appreciate the innovative interventions and finally the sustainable impact.

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