The Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan was launched in the State of Rajasthan with the aim to ensure effective implementation of water harvesting and water conservation related activities in the rural areas using a holistic approach, informed by the values of leadership, moral responsibility, excellence, innovation, partnership and purity.
About the new launch of the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban scheme (Phase-2)
The government of Rajasthan announced on Tuesday the launch of the second phase of the ambitious Mukyamantri Jal Swavalamban scheme (MJSS) from November this year.
The state cabinet at its meeting that was held on Tuesday gave the green signal for the scheme under which 4200 villages at a cost of Rs 21,00 crore with high-tech applications will be covered. Being an apex scheme the government would use a drone for the survey of the villages and ‘Waypoints software mobile application’. Using the software application the control room at Jaipur could track the travel path of the workers employed under the scheme.
The Programs Objectives
- Emergence of self-water reliant villages
- an increase in ground water level and reduction in depletion
- Availability of surface flow in the main stream of watershed
- Increase in availability of drinking water
- Increase in irrigated and cultivable areas
- At list 40% rain-fed area to be brought under irrigation
- Increase in crop production
- Change in the cropping pattern
The scheme Features
- Making villages self-sufficient in water
- Four-year program, each phase of one year
- Launched across 295 Blocks of 33 districts
- People’s participation
- 5Mobilizing financial resources from multiple sources- Line Departments, NGO, Corporate houses, Religious Trusts, Non-resident villagers, Social groups etc.
- Use of technology
- Construction of low-cost water harvesting structure