Many Rajasthan villages get potable water

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Khudiyala village (Jaipur), Mar 8 (ANI): With an aim to facilitate availability of potable water to villagers in Rajasthan, authorities have set up a water project at Khudiala village in Jaipur.

This entire scheme has been commissioned at a cost of 2.5 million rupees, courtesy some of the beneficial projects launched by the Central Government and executed by various agencies in the State.

Thus the residents of Khudiyala village are one amongst the beneficiaries of the Rajiv Gandhi Jal Pariyojana after having endured severe water crisis for generations in the past.

The village has a population of around 2000 people and today all these residents are indebted to the Central Government for laying a five kilometres long pipeline to their village from a newly dug potable water well.

The women from the village are extremely happy with this project since no more they will have to tread for miles to bring fresh and potable drinking water.

"Because of this salty water, clothes got spoilt after being washed in it and the skin also got affected badly. But after this newly introduced supply of sweet water from a well, our conditions have improved. Now even the animals drink this water," said Gayatridevi, a villager.

Consequently, farmers owning livestock are also delighted. With assured better facilities for the animals, the dairy business too has witnessed encouraging signs.

Today, the cows and buffaloes consume better water and also love to waddle in the ponds of the village fed by clean water.

Raghunath Saran, the Pradhan attributed all these developments to the mass media for projecting their earlier plight and the remedial various water schemes mooted by the Central Government.

"Earlier, we faced lot of difficulties because of the crisis of fresh water. Even the animals had to endure hardships. Then we took advice from various news reporters who came to cover our pathetic state.

After that we searched for various schemes under the State Government, the Central Government and also the Rajiv Gandhi Water Scheme. Now, we have gained success in getting a well dug in our village for sweet water," said Raghunath.Today, the village consumes potable drinking water from two newly built water tanks, each with capacity of 30,000 litres. The water is stored in these tanks and distributed through water taps.

Two hand pumps have also been sunk beside the pond in the village under the Rajiv Gandhi Water Scheme programme.

Many other villages have also initiated projects to get water under the Central Government projects. By Jethmal Sharma (ANI)

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