In a letter written to Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the chief minister said the ratio of the Centre''s share under the programme should be increased for Rajasthan considering water scarcity and large desert area in the state.
He said that under the scheme, the Centre-state share of Rajasthan has been kept equal to that of other states such as Bihar, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh.
"It is not appropriate to compare Rajasthan with these states due to adverse climatic conditions of the state," a release quoted him as saying.
The chief minister said Rajasthan is the largest state geographically but the availability of water is very less in comparison to these states, according to the release.
He said most of the villages and hamlets of the state are scattered in desert areas, due to which the cost of drinking water schemes is much higher than other states. PTI SDA CK