• The Japanese financial assistance for the Nagaur Lift Water Supply Project has been revised to Rs.2,199 crore from the earlier amount of Rs.1,774 crore. The proposal is for supply of surface water from the Indira Gandhi Canal Project to Rajasthan's fluoride-affected district of Nagaur. The project, financed through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will cover 978 villages and seven towns.

  • The seven towns that will get drinking water from the project are Kuchaman, Nawan, Makrana, Parbatsar, Deedwana, Ladnun and Degana.

  • The ground water in Nagaur has high fluoride presence which causes fluorosis and other diseases of the bones and teeth in the local population. Availability of fresh drinking water is going to provide much-needed relief to the people here and bring down their medical expenses sharply.