Vasundhara Raje’s dream project Mukhamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojna has something for everyone. Rajasthan has always faced the issue of water as it is a desert state having a scarcity of water. Keeping this in mind, CM of Rajasthan has initiated this MJSA campaign which is capable of change. The long-term issue of water optimization could be sorted with it along with many other common problems of the people of the state. It is true that earlier also, there have been many campaigns initiated with the same perspective of water harvesting and tree plantation but there are many things which differentiate this scheme from the previous campaigns.
Previously, the departments were not working together for the campaign but in this scheme, Vasundhara Raje has asked every department of Government like a watershed, groundwater, and water harvesting and forest department to work together and head towards making it a success. All the seven-eight departments are held accountable for the work and answerable to the CM directly. This perfect answer ability between the demand and supply side has saved it from being a dysfunctional scheme.
Usage of technology to make the campaign a success is also very important. This is the era of technology and if it is not inculcated in the working then, we will be left far behind others. Keeping this in mind, the water harvesting was accompanied by geo-tagging so that the development of the area could not be faked on papers. It has made the whole system transparent and thus improved the way in which the work has to be executed. Also, a mobile application is being made and the officers are given access to it so that when the work is in progress and finished, they can click photos and upload them to the application. Such transparency has never been used in our country but under the leadership of Vasundhara Raje.
The connectivity of this moment with the masses has taken it to a whole new level. As the campaign has started for the masses, CM Vasundhara Raje has somehow been able to connect the common man with the scheme with all the hard work and tours. The officers and dedicated team of Vasundhara have gone door-to-door to educate people about the scheme and make them aware of its benefits. So that, they are able to join the Raje Government and lead the state into a prospered mode with the best management decisions and work. People’s “shramdaan” or voluntary services are welcomed and appreciated and if anybody wishes to donate money then that money could be tracked and informed about where it is being spent. In Rajasthan, MJSA has covered more than 3,500 villages this year and plans to cover around 6,000 villages every year in the next three years. The set target is to cover half of Rajasthan and make it water sustainable by the end of 2018-19.