Rupani kicks off 4th phase of water conservation drive

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani speaking after kicking off fourth phase of Sujalam-Sufalam drive on Thursday.

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today kicked-off the fourth phase of Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan, state-wide water conservation drive, from Vadavli of Patan district.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister appealed everyone to join hands to make this ‘Jal Abhiyan’ a ‘Jan Abhiyan’ for our better future.

“The fruits of this water conservation movement started in 2018 are visible now and together we will leave behind the olden days of drought and water scarcity and make Gujarat a water-surplus state,” Rupani said.

Launched in 2018, the scheme aims to deepen water bodies in the state to increase storage of rainwater to be used during times of scarcity.

It involves cleaning and desilting of riverfronts, sprucing up of Irrigation canals. It also involves deepening of lakes, tanks and reservoirs.

The drive runs on a Public Private Partnership mode and contribution from the government shall remain 60% of the expenditure of the work while 40% share will be from people’s contribution. (PW News)

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