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Rajasthan to have one lakh water conservation sources soon

Written by: Staff

Jaipur, Apr 26 (UNI) Around one lakh anicuts, ponds and tanks would be constructed under the Jal Abhiyan campaign to be undertaken in Rajasthan from May 16 to June 16 this year.

This was stated by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia today at Deval village in Dungarpur district while addressing villagers on her current tour of four tribal districts of the state.

She also announced that tribal families under Below the Poverty Line (BPL) would be given Rs 50,000 instead of Rs 25,000 for constructing their houses under the Indira Gandhi Awaas Yojna.

Ms Scindia said a Forest 'Closure' scheme is being prepared for tribal regions which would be implemented soon. Tribals having ancestral property in forested areas would be allowed to retain their property, she further added.

She also announced that Rs 25 lakh would be spent on constructing an anicut in Deval village and added that Rs 250 crore has already been spent under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Dungarpur district where each family is being provided 100 days of employment. Ms Scindia said 350 kitchens would be ready by June which will provide mid-day meals to villagers under drought relief programmes.


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