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Rajasthan Chief Minister's Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan Appreciated at the Conference of State Agriculture Secretaries

  • Delhi, September 19, 2018: Speaking during the meeting between the agriculture secretaries of various states at the Rabi Conference in Delhi, Chairman of Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Development Authority, Shri Ram Vaidire said that the, Jal Swabhavlaban Abhiyan stated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje, has increased the ground water level in the state.

    He added that the agricultural area approved under the campaign is being saturated using micro irrigation techniques like drip and sprinkler irrigation, which has resulted in the increase in agricultural production in about 47000 hectare of land in the first phase.

    He also praised the work that done on the basis of Ridge-to-Valley theory under the campaign. He said, “About 95,000 projects were completed in the first year, and around 130,000 were completed in the second year of the scheme.”

    He added that in future, the problem of water scarcity can be diagnosed with the protection of rain water and in the third phase, 15200 projects will be completed. The technology has been used extensively in the selection of these tasks. Each task has been geo-tagged. The campaign is being implemented by coordinating with the departmental schemes of nine departments of the state such as Forest Department, Agriculture, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Water Resources, Public Health Engineering, Horticulture, and Water Erection Development and Geological Conservation Department.

    BY MANSI SHARMA