Rajasthan CM wants plan for water management
Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot on Wednesday directed officials to prepare a long-term plan to
solve the drinking water crisis in the state and said he had
demanded a special package from the Centre for the purpose.
In a high-level meeting here, the chief minister asked
the officials to take adequate measures to ensure adequate
drinking water in Ajmer, Jaipur, Tonk and Bhilwara districts
keeping in view the weak monsoon so far.
It was decided that steps would be taken up for
preserving rain water. Also permission will be given for
digging hand pumps and tube wells if necessary, an official
"Tube wells of public parks will be used for drinking
water purpose. If the state does not receive adequate rains
till July 15, acquiring private resources for drinking water
could be considered," he said.
He also stressed on the need public awareness on water
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Boyfriend murders DU student Arzu Singh; hides body in his house for three days
- International Fleet Review: India shows off naval prowess in "Operation Demo"
- Declared unfit for employment, man invents cost-effective electric car called Pixie!
- Can comments on social media against politicians land you in jail?
- Is Pakistan trying to divert India from issue of terrorism? - Part II
- Bangladesh scraps China-proposed deep sea port, India offers help to develop another
- Deepika Padukone reads letter written by father – Watch - You will be moved to tears
- 'Road Romeo' beaten up by brave girl in Allahabad: Watch
- Watch video: Samajwadi Party leader's celebratory firing kills 10-year-old child in Shamli
- Salman Khan miffed with Huma Qureshi –Sohail Khan affair reports?