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Rajasthan Govt to Install 1000 RO Plants

To provide fresh drinking water to villages in Rajasthan, the state government will establish over 1,000 RO (reverse osmosis) plants in rural areas of the state, officials said on Thursday. A senior Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) official said to IANS that the decision to constitute RO plants have been taken keeping in view the trouble of impure water supply in rural areas. "This step is being taken to supply fresh drinking water in villages. The polluting chemicals in the water supplied to villages often go unrestricted. The regular supply of polluted water leads to quite a lot of diseases among people over the period of time," the officer said. He added that the state government will set up 1,000 plants in distant rural areas in the first phase of the plan. The plants will be set up in an area having inhabitants of at least 1,000 people. "In the rural areas which have population of regarding 1,000 residents, the state government will fix an RO plant with a capacity of filtering 500 litres of water every hour. Those areas which have more populace will have RO plants with an ability level accordingly," said the officer. The officer added that in the first stage, the state government will found 360 plants in Jodhpur division, 150 plants in Ajmer division, 300 plants in Bharatpur division, and 30 each in Bikaner and Kota divisions, 100 in Jaipur and 40 plants in Udaipur division. The officer said that the projects aspire to supply at least 40 litres of filtered drinking water to each family every day where RO plants are set up in the first stage. "The water allocation will be monitored by the local panchayat of the village," the officer said.

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