Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Yojana in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is well-known for its colorful culture, Rajput style hospitality, the Thar Desert and the Arravalli Mountain Range. The state is also known for being one of the driest parts of the country. The area gets very little precipitation and thus, the scarcity of water is a major issue in the area. The state government has taken steps to eliminate the issues and become self-dependent in matters related to water supply. Thus, the implementation of the Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana took place.
|Name||Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Yojana in Rajasthan|
|Launched Year||year 2015|
|Launched by||Chief Minister of the state, Vasundhara Raje|
|Supervised by||State Government|
|Target Task||Providing proper water supply in state|
Key features of the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Yojana
- Making the entire area self-sufficient – As the name of the scheme suggests, the state wants to develop the area by improving the condition of water availability. Tapping the various sources of water and utilizing them judiciously will make the entire state self-sufficient in matters of water.
- Four phases in four years – The state government has the target of completing the entire project within a span of four years. The entire scheme is divided into four phases; each phase will be completed in one year.
- Coverage area of the scheme – It has been mentioned in the draft of the scheme that the state authority desires to implement the program in all 33 districts of the state, encompassing 295 blocks and 21,000 villages.
- Using technology in improving the situation – Apart from using the traditional methods of water conservation and harvesting, the state wants to educate and train the common people about the utilization of technology and machines for reaching its target.
- Generating funds for the scheme – Though the state government will shell out huge amounts of money for the completion of the project, it is one scheme that invites donation from corporates, NGOs, industries and common people of the country. It wants to get the cooperation from all.
- Increasing the irrigational facilities – When the water supply scenario of the state will improve, the irrigational facilities will also look up. Thus, the scheme also aims at providing adequate irrigation benefits to the cultivators.
- Improving crop growth and pattern – Once the farmers of the state get access to water, they will be able to reap a good harvest. With adequate water supply, the farmers will also be able to grow crops that require more water. Thus, both the quality and quantity of cultivation will improve.
- Maintaining a balance in ground water – Another feature of the scheme is to strike a balance and maintain the level of ground water and in-site soil moisture in the area. Proper maintenance of surface water is also a part of the scheme.
Phases of the scheme
The vastness of the scheme has compelled the state government and its respective departments in dividing the program into four phases. For the completion of the Phase I itself, the state government had to shell out a whopping 3600 crores. It was completed in the mid-2016.
The Phase II of the scheme has already started from December, 2016. It has been planned that each phase will be completed within one year. Under the scheme, 3000 rural areas were demarcated and catered to during the first year. The plan was to add 6000 more villages during each of the remaining three years.
Contributing towards the scheme
- Any individual or organization, from any part of the country can contribute towards the scheme fund. For this, the authorized portal link must be clicked.
- When you click on the link http://mjsa.water.rajasthan.gov.in/ the home page will open. There you will get details of the scheme and other options as well.
- Clicking on the button “Fund the Campaign” will active the link via which, the desired donation can be made.
- There is also the option of donating money anonymously towards the scheme.
When the entire program is completed, the state of Rajasthan will become lush and green. Women in the villages will no longer have to walk miles on the hot sand to quench the thirst of the members of the family.