New Delhi/Jaipur, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje during her meeting with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday raised the issues related to drinking water and requested to allocate Rs. 1, 50,000 crores for 10 years required for long term solution of the drinking water problem in Rajasthan. She also urged to provide an additional support of Rs. 7,275 crore per year for the next ten years for rural water supply scheme under NRDWP.
Smt. Raje requested that the project related to transfer of surplus water of Sabarmati Basin to Jawai Dam via Sei Pickup Weir be provided National status and fund of Rs. 12.29 crores be allocated to conduct survey and investigation and preparation of detailed project report. She said the project will cost Rs. 2930 crores. She also made request to provide National status to the project related to Interlinking of Surplus water of Parwati-Kalisindh River of Chambal Basin with Banas, Gambhiri and Parwati river basin up to Dholpur. She requested for allocation of Rs. 110.63 crore to conduct survey and investigation and preparation of detailed project report.
The Chief Minister sought approval of development of rail link of 338 kilometers from Jaisalmer to Bhabhar. She said this rail line was essential to complete the rail link from Jaisalmer to Kandla as a rail line from Bhabar to Kandala via Radhanpur-Santalpur already exists. She said Jaisalmer-Barmer-Radhanpur-Gandhidham-Mundra Port rail link will connect Jaisalmer directly to Mundra Port.
Smt. Raje during her meeting with the Prime Minister requested to give approval to action plan for setting up of Breeding Centre for Great Indian Bustard at Jaisalmer and establishment of Maharana Pratap Armed I.R. Batallion in tribal dominated district Pratapgarh. She also made request to provide support of Rs. 50 crores to establish the Institute of Counter Terrorism and Anti Insurgency (ICTAI). She said looking at the importance of heritage and tourism for Rajasthan santion and release of Rs. 250 crores be made for the tourism sector. She also made request that annual action plan for Projects under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) be sanctioned and Sardarshhar, Makrana, Barmer, Banswara and Karauli be included under AMRUT.
The Chief Minister requested for enhancing the delegation of powers to the State Government under general approval from one hactare to 10 hactare (forest clearance) and also said that inclusion of petrol pumps/gas stations in the activities under general approval may be considered to expedite projects.
Smt. Raje informed the Prime Minister about the achievements and welfare activities of the state government. She said Rajasthan Government is effectively implementing the unique Bhamashah Card Scheme introduced to empower women financially. She said various schemes of Rajasthan have been applauded around the country and have become model schemes for other states. She also informed the Prime Minister about how effectively flagship schemes of Govt. of India are being implemented.