The central government should give national project status to ERCP at the earliest: Ashok Gehlot


Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has once again demanded the Central Government to give National Project status to ERCP. Gehlot addressed the review meeting of Jal Jeevan Mission at the Chief Minister's residence on Thursday. Whose information he gave through social media. 

During this, he said that it is necessary to ensure the availability of water sources for the successful implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission. Projects should be made under Jal Jeevan Mission only after a proper survey of available water sources. ERCP is very important for the success of the mission in 13 districts of the state, as it will ensure a continuous supply of water to the districts. The Central Government should give the status of the National Project to ERCP at the earliest so that its construction is completed soon and the people of the state can be benefitted.

The central government should prepare the parameters of the scheme keeping in mind the geographical conditions of the states. In view of the heterogeneous geographical condition and scattered settlement of Rajasthan, additional funds are required to reach every household through tap water. 

The cost per tap connection is very high here as compared to other states. In view of this, the share of the Central Government in the mission should be increased to 90 percent.

There is an appeal to the Central Government to extend the period of the Jal Jeevan Mission till 31 March 2026. The cost escalation due to various reasons should also be included in the expenditure of the project.