The Jaswant Sagar dam was built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh in the year 1892. The dam is located in the village of Pichiyak, which is located in between Bhavi and Bilara of the Jodhpur district. The Jaswant Sagar dam is known to be one of the most useful dams in the city of Jodhpur. The dam is one of the main suppliers of water which is used for irrigation purposes in the city of Jodhpur. Most of the green parts of the city receive water from the Jaswant Sagar Dam. In addition to irrigation purposes, the dam is also known to be a popular tourist destination.
The place is also popularly known for its attractive boating facilities. The dam provides boating facilities for tourists from round the world. The Jaswant Sagar Dam is also a popular educational spot which is visited by children of various schools and colleges.
The Jaswant Sagar Dam has nearly collapsed due to the incessant rains and floods. Nearly forty villages in the areas of Bartala and Barner have been flooded due to destruction of the dam. The government has ordered evacuation of the villages near to the dam. With thousands of people affected by the floods, the villages near to the dam are more or less destroyed. The government has sought the assistance of the Indian army to provide relief to the inhabitants of the villages. Package food is being distributed to the villages of the area.