In RAJASTHAN, it is an ambitious plan to provide water to every household in the rural areas of the state by 2024. Rajasthan today news
Rajasthan today news:
Reviewed Jal Jeevan Mission through video conference from residence.
The works of Jal Jeevan Mission should be taken forward rapidly in the direction of providing tap water to every household of the state.
Along with preventing wastage in various mega water projects of Water Resources Department, efficient use of water should be ensured so that water can be made available from these projects for Jal Jeevan Mission.
It is a plan to get the benefits of an ambitious scheme to provide water to every household in the rural areas of the state by the year 2024.
Keeping in view the drinking water requirements of Rajasthan, it is necessary that the water of other major projects including Chambal Project, Mahi Dam, Narmada Project should be used efficiently. At the same time, efforts should be made to fulfill the requirements of Jal Jeevan Mission by collecting the rainwater that is wasted.
Water is in limited quantity in the state, while the demand is increasing continuously, in such a situation it is necessary that special emphasis should be given on conservation and proper use of water by studying countries like Israel.
New sources should be developed through water conservation. To ensure the availability of adequate drinking water according to future requirements.
In the direction of water conservation, farmers should be encouraged to use sprinkler and drip irrigation system more and more.
It is a matter of happiness that the work of Jal Jeevan Mission has been taken forward rapidly in the state.
For this mission to be implemented effectively, the time of approvals given at various levels should be further reduced so that work can start on the ground soon.
Rajasthan Water Supply Minister Shri BD Kalla said that 11 lakh 73 thousand rural families had got drinking water connections till August 15, 2019 in the state. After this, more than 74 lakh approvals have been issued in about two years. Under the mission, 8 thousand 162 drinking water projects have been approved.
Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Shri Sudhansh Pant told in the presentation that in the current year, the work of drinking water schemes, administrative and technical approval of connections, inviting tenders and issuing work orders has been progressed very fast.
Till this year, tenders have been invited for 37 lakh connections through 6 thousand 214 drinking water schemes in 14 thousand 830 villages.
Along with this, work orders have been issued for about 14 lakh water relations. In all the districts, 43 thousand 230 Village Water and Sanitation Committees have been constituted besides selecting the implementation support agency.
Government Secretary Water Resources Dr. Prithviraj apprised about the availability of water in various water projects, progress of various dam construction works etc.
Indira Gandhi Canal Project Minister Shri Udayalal Anjana, Chief Secretary Shri Niranjan Arya and senior officers of Water Resources and Water Supply Department were present on this occasion.
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