Rajasthan, which is considered the only desert state in India, has around 10% of the land area and 5% of the total Indian population, yet the state has only 1% of the water of the country, which of course is a problem for citizens. Under CM Vasyndhara Raje, 2016 was earmarked as the Year of #JalKranti.
In the first year, 3000 villages will be selected on the basis of priority and over the next three years, around 6000 villages will be included in the scheme every year. The idea is to benefit 21,000 villages of the State. The photo above shows de-silting of the Sarohi Lake; almost 12000 truckloads of sand has been removed from Lakherao Lake.