Addressing a dharna held by Suchna Evam Rozgar ka Adhikar Abhiyan here, Yadav said that drought has affected many areas and not only water but also the “heart and mind” of this country has dried up.
“PM is holding meetings on the issue but he should reply about what arrangements he made to address the problem of drought. The Centre cannot run away from its responsibility,” he said.
It is very sad that the Centre and the drought-hit states should have discussed the issue but they did not do this,” he alleged.
Targeting the BJP government in Rajasthan, he said that the state government has also failed in dealing with the situation.
The dharna was held at Shahid memorial on the issue of drought, where people from different areas of the state participated to highlighted the grim situation.
The Abhiyan had conducted a survey in seven districts of Rajasthan, the report of which was shared today.
“There are 1067 wells in the seven districts which were covered in the survey and of them, only 277 are working,” it said.
According to the report, only 44 per cent wells of the total working wells supply water which is worth-drinking and in rest of the wells, the water quality is poor.
The survey was conducted in the districts of Nagaur, Barmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Baran and Banswara.