On Sunday, during the second phase of the workshop programme, at auditorium of Durgapura Agriculture Research Station, the chief minister, Vasundhara Raje mentioned that the first phase of Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan (MJSA) has brought benefits to 42 lakh people and 45 lakh livestock. Also, brought 25 blocks in the state to the safe zone.

The upcoming 2nd phase is prepared to shelter 4,200 villages and 66 towns under the benefits of Jal Swavlamban project. For the workshop, the main secretaries of the government departments, MPs, MLAs, ministers and CEOs were asked to attend the event. CM Vasundhara Raje encouraged and exhorted all the participants to transform the programme into a people’s movement to make the state more self-reliant in terms of water resources.

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Elaborating the authenticity of the programme, CM Raje said, “It’s a unique programme. We have received enquiries not from other states but even from other countries”. She highlighted the fact that, out of 249 blocks in Rajasthan, we had only 25 safe blocks during the starting phase of the campaign. The blocks have increased to the number of 50 now. She also brought in notice that, under the grace of this programme, 11,170 mcft (million cubic feet) of water has been conserved benefitting 42 lakh and 45 lakh livestocks. Not only that, a whooping number of 26.5 lakh trees were planted.

Explaining the 2nd phase, she mentioned that, along with the villages, towns will also be covered under this project. With extended wings, the project is now infused withfresh techniques and innovations. Also, the 2nd phase will run on a target of planting 1 crore trees.

Jal Swavlamban Project is one example of progressing policies of the state government. With the motto of a self-reliant state, the government has been putting arduous efforts from long back.

 

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