CM Gehlot directs officials to accelerate the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission

Jaipur (Rajasthan) April 13 (ANI): Reviewing the preparations for the Jal Jeevan Mission with the officials of the Public Health Engineering, water resource, and other departments, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that it is an ambitious project, hence there is a need to maintain greater vigilance and speed in its planning and implementation. The Rajasthan CM said that if we achieve the goal of providing drinking water in every house, then this mission can prove to be a boon for the state. He also directed the officials to ensure proper utilization of mission funds in the drinking water supply projects of the state. The CM Gehlot asserted that the utility of small dams, anicuts, catchment structures etc. should be considered to increase the availability of water. During the meeting, CM Gehlot also urged the Centre to consider providing necessary support for the implementation of the mission in view of the special circumstances of the state as surface water is very less in Rajasthan, while most of the projects in the mission are based on it. He also suggested prioritising the construction of watershed structures in the works of MGNREGA along with the Jal Mission.