Ashok Gehlot announces water policy

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 20:41

Jaipur: Announcing the water policy in the
Assembly, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said
that only 30 blocks in the state had sufficient water
reserves.

He said controlling water consumption was a must as 164
blocks in the state were over-exploited, 34 were critical and
8 blocks were semi-critical due to lack of rainfall, rising
population and exploitation of ground water.

He said only 30 blocks across the state were "safe" and
added the scarcity of water was of major concern.

Gehlot also sought suggestions from members to strengthen
water management in the state.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 20:41

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