Gujarat: Water crisis in Gujarat’s Navsari village has severely affected the life of villagers there. The villagers are reluctant to walk 2-3 km to get drinking water.
The residents residing in this village of Gujarat have been facing shortage of water for a long time. Notably, in Navsari district, people are reluctant to drink contaminated water despite the highest rainfall in the state. Due to the shortage of drinking water, people have to walk 2-3 km to get drinking water.
Interestingly, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel laid the foundation stone of the Tidal Regulator Dam project at Vaghrech village on the banks of Kaveri River in Navsari in April 2022. According to the report published in The Indian Express, the project will provide water for irrigation to Bilimora and its neighboring 10 villages. A whopping sum of Rs. 250 crore is involved in the project.
As per the report, during the inauguration, the Chief Minister had said that the Vaghrech project will be completed in a time period of one year. “Under the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, the government had fixed target to supply potable water to the people. The entire world is struggling to face the challenges of global warming and climate change, and to overcome the needs of drinking water, the state government is working to recharge the ground water reservoirs,” the CM had asserted.
Meanwhile, State Minister of Water Resources and Water Supply Rushikesh Patel had stated that through this project the sea water entering into the Billimora and neighbouring coastal village during monsoon season, can be prevented.