Rajasthan Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said the Congress did not make any efforts during its tenure to address drinking water problem in the state.
“Water was not an election issue but it is an issue of Rajasthan where only one per cent water is available of the water available in the country,” Shekhawat said at a press conference on Thursday, adding the Congress did not make try to change the scenario of drinking water problems in the state.
He said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje launched Jal Swavlamban Yojna to solve water issues and it was being appreciated across the country.
Shekhawat further said that the state government has earmarked Rs 7,000 crore to tie Brahmani River with Banas River and to raise the height of Bisalpur dam. Also, the government is working for Eastern Rajasthan Canal project to address the drinking water requirement in the state, he added.