Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has inaugurated the fourth phase of her dream project- Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA). CM Raje unveiled the project extension during a program at State Agriculture Management Institute in Jaipur on Wednesday.
Earlier, all the three phases of MJSA executed successfully in the state. CM Raje had launched this ambitious mission on January 27, 2016, in Jhalawar District. After that, second and third phases improved the water availability in 12,056 villages of the state.
Now the fourth phase will through remaining 4,000 villages. During her speech, CM Raje gave the credit to her team for the tremendous success of the mission. CM Raje has informed that the planning commission stated that Rajasthan has become number 1 state for the water management.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje also unveiled the Water Grid portal from where the public can get data related to MJSA and other projects related to water. CM Raje stated that getting details of Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan will be just ‘One click’ away.
What makes MJSA Special?
Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA) is the first-of-its-kind mission in the world to harvest rainwater. MSJA is the biggest water harvesting project ever executed in any state of India.
During the launch program, CM Raje said that Nation Green Tribunal (NGT) has proposed other states to adopt MJSA to improve water conditions. CM further informed that the Planning Commission has also mentioned MJSA in their Water Index Report. ‘Furthermore, the Central Agricultural Ministry has invited us to present the MJSA planning so that other states can adopt the mission.’ CM Raje added.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Rural development Rajendra Rathore said that MJSA is an inspiration not only for India but also for the world. Considering this, BRICS counties have praised the mission and South African country Nigeria has adopted the mission to harvest rainwater, Rathore added further.
Desert state became the precedent for the water harvesting: CM Raje
Chief Minister said that after the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan execution, the groundwater level has raised to 4.66 feet. Groundwater has recharged approximately 63% hand pumps and 20% dried tube-wells in the state. In addition to that tanker water supply has dropped to 56% in the last 2.5 years.
CM Raje said that the MJSA not only started Water Revolution but also Green Revolution after planting 1.5 Crore trees around the state. In addition to that, total 4,000 villages will get water bodies in the fourth phase.