Guidelines for repair, renovation and restoration of water bodies with domestic support

The main objectives of the scheme are: comprehensive improvement of selected tank systems including restoration; improvement of catchment areas of tank; community participation and self-supporting system for sustainable management for water bodies covered by the programme; Ground Water Recharge.; Capacity Building of communities, user groups standing committee for Panchayats and State Government/Central Government Agencies concerned with the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project; Increase in storage capacity of water bodies; Improvement in agriculture/horticulture productivity and increase in recharge of ground water in downstream areas of water bodies; Environmental benefits through improved water use efficiency; irrigation benefits through restoration of water bodies, supplementation of the groundwater use and promotion of conjunctive use of surface and ground water; Development of tourism, cultural activities, etc; and Increased availability of drinking water.