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