Jaipur, January 09, 2024.

Women from far-flung villages in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district are flocking to Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) camps for water and cooking gas connections, officials said.

Many of them were seen getting themselves registered for water connections under the Jal Jeevan Mission and also visiting stalls of the PM Ujjwala Scheme for cooking gas.

Water is a prized commodity in the Thar Desert, where women have to walk miles to fetch it from sources or spend considerable amounts on booking tankers, which are, however, never enough to meet daily requirements.