Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has consistently stated that water is no longer a source of concern in Gujarat, but rather a tool of growth. Pure drinking water has reached each house as a result of integrated water distribution design, and farmers have access to water for agriculture through various irrigation projects.
“Our government is continually striving to provide services like cities to the inhabitants of villages,” he stated during a Water Supply Department programme in Savli. Vadodara district has been certified 100% tap water connected, according to the chief minister.
After Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Anand, Botad, and Porbandar, Vadodara has become the state’s sixth district to have 100% tap water. In addition, the CM performed a ground breaking ceremony and inaugurated a water supply project worth Rs. 491.39 crore.
He stated that, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Jal Jeevan Mission to deliver clean drinking water to every home by 2024, the Vadodara district met its obligation in 2021. The project is being implemented in Gujarat with the goal of supplying drinking water to all houses in the state through tap by 2022.
As we all know, Gujarat has been plagued by water shortages for a long time. Women faced significant challenges due to a lack of access to clean water. However, thanks to the water supply department’s long-term planning, pure drinking water has finally reached every family, he continued.
The Chief Minister advocated for careful use of natural resources, As we all know, the effects of climate change are looming huge across the globe. Dripping water from a tap uses 3,000 litres of water per year. He asked people to realize the value of water and not waste it.
The role of Niramay Gujarat Abhiyan was assigned by the Chief Minister. According to Water Supply Minister Hrishikesh Patel, the Vadodara district ranks sixth in meeting the aim of 100% tap water after Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Anand, Botad, and Porbandar.
He stated that 3,26,705 houses in rural parts of the Vadodara district were built under the ‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’ scheme. At a cost of Rs 83.90 crore, drinking water has been provided to 100% of households by tap.
He went on to say that, following PMJAY and Maa card-health facilities, water has now reached people’s homes, resulting in a rise in public welfare.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Rs. 126.59 crore Vadodara North Division Group Water Supply Scheme, which is situated on a well on the Mahi river at Angadh village and serves 39 villages and 34 suburbs in the Vadodara taluka. From now on, the project will give safe drinking water to 2.42 lakh individuals.
The Chief Minister launched five new group water supply schemes worth around Rs. 364.80 crore for a total of 211 villages in the talukas of Vadodara, Savli, Desar, and Karjan. Clean drinking water will be available to 4.35 lakh rural residents in the near future as a result of these programmes.
Leaders and businessmen contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the Girls Education Fund.