Union Minister Uma Bharti launched Second Swajal Yojna project in Rajasthan to ensure availability if clean and fresh drinking water in the state. The freshwater scheme in Rajasthan was launched at Rajasthan’s Bhikampura village. Swajal Yojna is the second related to water launched after the first one was started last week in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.
A budget amount of Rs. 54.17 lakh has been allotted for this pilot project in Rajasthan. As per the reports, 90 percent of the project cost will be borne by the government whereas rest ten percent will be contributed by community. Here are the main points of Swajal Yojna project as per the reports:-
It will not only provide clean drinking water for whole year to the households but will also be helpful in generation of employment in the area. The project will be operated and managed by locals.
According to project’s plan, four reservoirs will be built in the village and a tap connection (Common to approx. 300 households) will be provided. The project will make water available to people easily. Earlier villagers have to walk for three kilometres to collect water for themselves.
The project will also ensure availability of portable water which is very much required during lean season. Minister Uma Bharti requested people to own the project and also suggested officials to take every possible necessary step to expedite the process so that programme could be implemented on early basis.