Water conservation lessons may soon become a part of the syllabus for students in Rajasthan desert. The announcement was made by the Chairperson of Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, Sriram Vedire, who also added that Rajasthan is the only state in the country to integrate advanced scientific techniques in its water conservation efforts. The proposal to include water conservation in the state’s school syllabus has already been sent to the state government. It will be implemented after it gets the approval.
Chairperson of Rajasthan River Basin and Water Resources Planning Authority, Sriram Vedire said Rajasthan is the only state in the country to incorporate geo-tagging and advanced scientific techniques for water conservation works and now aims to include water conservation lesson in school syllabus. After successful implementation of Jal Swavlamban Yojna (JSY) Phase-1, the state government has launched the phase 2 of its flagship scheme with selecting 4200 villages by geo-tagging, drone cameras and way-point scientific technique. Explaining further about phase-2 activities, he said, “We have selected 4200 new works for phase-2 using technology and will geo-tag 1.5 saplings planted at these sites.Apart from villages, 66 urban cities will also be focus in the phase-2. Sharing the results of phase-1 of JSY, he said 96,000 water conservation works were done, which received 11,170 million cubic feet water from rains. In phase-1, 3259 villages were included. It benefited 41 lakh population of the state and 45 lakh livestock