Third Phase of Gujarat’s “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan” begins
The Gujarat state government has launched the 3rd edition of the Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan to prepare the water bodies before the monsoon.
The Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan is a water conservation scheme launched by the Gujarat state government in 2018 after experiencing a weak monsoon. The second edition was launched in February of 2019. The water storage capacity has increased by 2.3 billion cubic feet till date.
The Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan looks to increase the water storage capacity in the state by preparing water bodies and other infrastructure before the monsoon. Cleaning and desilting of riverfronts, irrigation canals, deepening of reservoirs, lakes and tanks. It works on a PPP model with the government contributing 60% of the expenditure while the remaining 40% is provided by the people.
The 3rd edition of the scheme was launched amidst the COVID-19 crisis and its associated lockdown conditions. The workers are to follow social distancing norms and masks and sanitizers would be provided to them. Participation will be also through the MGNREGA scheme.
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