Government Launches 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan (Download PDF)

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The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the second project of Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, Karuli, Rajasthan. Ensures availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year and to generate employment.

Map of 2<sup>nd</sup> Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

  • Under this project, four reservoirs would be constructed in the village and common tap connections would be given to almost 300 households.

What is ‘Swajal’?

  • Swajal is a community-owned drinking water programme for sustained drinking water supply.

Image of Swajal: community-owned drinking water

Image of Swajal: Community-Owned Drinking Water

Image of Swajal: community-owned drinking water

  • Aims at ensuring availability of clean drinking water to every household round year and also generate employment.

  • Under the scheme, 90 % of the project cost will be taken care by the Government and the remaining 10 % of the project cost will be contributed by the community.

  • Operations and management of the project will be taken care by the local villagers.

  • Project will ease lives of people and ensure that potable water is available for every individual round the year.

  • Ensure option of portable water which is very much required during trim season.

  • Swajal Yojna is the second project related to drinking water following the first one in Uttarakahnd’s Uttarkashi region.

Key Facts

  • Previously to the Swajal project, villagers used to walk 3 km to collect drinking water.

  • During the low fat season, water was supplied by tankers.

  • Pilot Swajal Task at Bhikampura includes budget greater than 54.17 lakh rupees.

Projects by Rajasthan Government for Drinking Water?

The State is one of the driest in the country. Rainfall is erratic and there is a large variation in its distribution pattern in the State. The average annual rainfall ranges from 100 mm in Jaisalmer to 800 mm in Jhalawar. The state government is taking the following steps for providing safe drinking water to people of state

  • Linking of rivers

  • State Government signed a Memorandum of understanding with Rotary India Water Conservation Trust (RIWCT) for implementing water management projects in three districts of Rajasthan.

  • Water ATMs in two districts at the cost of 20 litres for Rs. 5.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 18, 2018

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