Solar solution for Barmer’s water woes in Rajasthan
Jaisalmer: As part of harvesting solar energy for critical utilities, the state government is in the process of completing work on 70 solar tube wells in Barmer district under the Mukhyamantri Solar Adharit Nalkoop Yojana (MSANY).
The project is being implemented by Rajasthan Electronics and Instrumentation Ltd and the firm has received a work order of Rs 11.91 crore for the same.
For the district, reeling under acute power shortage, the project will prove to be a boon as water will be available round-the-clock from December. The tube wells will not only provide uninterrupted water supply to the community, but also irrigate farms. Considering the importance of the project, the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is closely monitoring it. According to PHED superintending engineer Nemaram Parihar, the project in Barmer district will be completed this year by December.
Other than solar-based projects, the government has drawn up a comprehensive water management and supply plan under the ambitious Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA) scheme and will also focus on surface water-based schemes, Parihar said.