Rajasthan state water policy (draft), 2008

The draft of Rajasthan state water policy, 2008. This policy is aimed at reducing irrigation water demand through both increased irrigation efficiency, and optimum utilization of the available surface water resource. Also focuses on water conservation measures including effective artificial recharge.
This policy will be directed towards reducing irrigation water demand through both increased irrigation efficiency, and optimum utilization of the available surface water resource. Any imbalance will also be narrowed through the application of a wide variety of water conservation measures, including effective artificial recharge. The main points of this state water policy are: water resources will be developed in a well planned way; priorities will be fixed for different uses of water distribution; maintenance of the existing projects will be done along with the construction of new projects; for efficient water resources planning a well-developed information system will be initiated; demand based water management will replace the supply based management in the water policy; to develop a sense of owner ship on water resources, WUGs will be encouraged to participate in water management. A capacity building program of these WUGs will be undertaken with the help of NGOs; necessary amendments will be enacted to control the constantly declining ground water table and efficient water management.; water pricing will be done in a rational manner; capacity Building programme will be undertaken to enhance the working efficiency of water related departments. This policy will be directed towards reducing irrigation water demand through both increased irrigation efficiency, and optimum utilization of the available surface water resource. Any imbalance will also be narrowed through the application of a wide variety of water conservation measures, including effective artificial recharge.

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