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Gujarat govt gives approval to “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan”


Gujarat govt gives approval to “Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan”


The chief minister (CM) of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has approved the 3rd edition of his government’s ‘Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan’ (SSJA), a conservation plan to deepen water bodies in the state before monsoon.

The scheme will continue till June 10, 2020 with a focus on deepening of lakes, check dams and rivers by removing silt.

It will be done with people’s participation as well as under Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

The scheme was started in 2018 after a weak monsoon, and till date, the state''s water storage capacity has increased by 23,000 lakh cubic feet due to deepening pf lakes, check-dams, rivers and reservoirs

About Gujarat:

State Animal– Asiatic lion
State Bird– Greater flamingo
State Flower– Marigold
State Tree– Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)


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