Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Atal Bhujal Yojana


October 19, 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


New Delhi
Jaypee Siddharth, New Delhi, Jaypee Siddharth, New Delhi
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International Water Management Institute (IWMI) India is delighted to invite you to a half-day consultation, being organized as part of the CGIAR initiative on Nexus Gains (Realizing Multiple Benefits Across Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystem). Improving Groundwater Governance by addressing needs of differentiated stakeholders is one of the focus areas of the initiative, it suggests using different tools and platforms such as multi-stakeholder platforms across community, (sub) national and regional scale, behavioural games, a toolbox for improved groundwater governance and science-based policy dialogues.

In this regard, IWMI India plans to conduct consultation on Atal Bhujal Yojana (Atal Jal). The scheme majorly targets sustainable ground water management through active involvement of local communities and stakeholders. Thus, the objective of the meeting is to discuss and share insights from key stakeholders for improvement in groundwater management and governance through implementation of Atal Jal Scheme. The dialogue and learning from this consultation will be useful for planning a wider workshop on science-policy dialogue for groundwater governance that we plan to organize later this year.




Time Agenda Speaker
10.00 – 10:15 Registration |15 minutes|
10:15 – 11:15 Introductory Session |60 minutes|
Welcome IWMI
Overview on Nexus Gains Initiative – India Activities IWMI & IFPRI
Overview on Atal Bhujal Yojana Pratul Saxena, Project Director, NPMY, Atal Bhujal Yojana
Remarks by Special Guests Chairman, CGWB (TBC)
11:15 – 11:30 Tea Break |15 minutes|
11:30 – 12:30 Discussion on Atal Bhujal Yojana |60 minutes|
Understanding Issues & Barriers in implementation of Atal Bhujal Yojana (Insights from field interactions) IWMI
Scientific tools for improving implementation of scheme. Presentations:

  • Drought Proofing Tool
  • Experiential learning Tools
12:30 – 13:00 Insights from CEO, Atal Bhujal Yojana |30 minutes|

(Feedback & Possible Collaborations)

 NPMU, Atal Bhujal Yojana
13:00 – 13:10 Closing Remarks |10 minutes|  Special Guest
13:10 – 14:00 Lunch