Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ground Water Recharge Work under MGNREGS, 02/07/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ground Water Recharge Work under MGNREGS, 02/07/2019. As per the Schedule-I of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA), ‘Public works relating to Natural Resource Management (NRM): (i) Water conservation and water harvesting structures to augment and improve ground water like underground dykes, earthen dams, stop dams, check dams with special focus on recharging ground water including drinking water sources are permissible activity’. Details of number and expenditure on Water Conservation and Water Harvesting works taken up and completed works under MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu during the last three years and the current financial year 2019-20 (as on 28.06.2019) are included in this document.