Scorching heat, drought and acute water shortage.

Rajasthan, with geographical area of 342 lac hectare, is the largest State of the country, out of which 101 lac hectare is wasteland. The Aravali range extends from South-West to North-East and divides the State in two parts. Western side of the State consists of Thar desert, which is almost 60% area of the State.

Unfortunately Rajasthan is the driest state in the country and is water scarce (having per capita water availability below 1000 m3/year) since 1991. With prevailing high growth rate of population the per capita water availability is going to further reduce to alarmingly low levels implying that the challenges for water sector are much more and severe in the State.

Several water conservation projects & schemes have been implemented in the past by different State Departments but as all of them are working in their separate domains, it is felt that all these efforts should be synchronized to yield better and effective results.

Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan,an ambitious initiative of Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje,  converges these schemes and brings them on a single platform along with its vision to conserve the four waters i.e. Rainfall, Runoff, Ground water and Soil moisture up to maximum potential.

Coverage Area of Mukhya Mantri Jal Swawlamban Abhiyan

In the First Year, village areas sanctioned under IWMP scheme during the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 will be covered & the remaining village blocks will be covered as per the guidelines of the mission.