Mehta, addressing mediapersons at an event of People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), said that the water conservation project of the Sardar Patel Community Water Conservation had been ‘repackaged’ as the Sujalam Sufalam water conservation drive.
Suresh Mehta Suresh MehtaCalling the Sujalam Sufalam water conservation project, launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on May 1 an ‘old repackaged scheme’, former BJP chief minister Suresh Mehta on Tuesday said the scheme had fooled citizens.
According to PUCL, as per the figures shared by the government, the project was not even able to cater to 10 per cent of the population.
While desilting can be calculated, there is no way anyone can calculate the amount of silting that happens,” Mehta said.
He said that during the launch of the drive, the state government had said the initiative would cost Rs 345 crore.