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World Water Day: PM Modi inaugurates ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign, signs ‘Ken-Betwa Link Project’



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The ‘Ken-Betwa Link Project’ was signed between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on World Water Day today. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’. During this time he has addressed the panchayats of many states. In his address, the PM gave his views on better management of rainwater to solve the water problem in the country.

Prime Minister Modi said that, with the introduction of ‘Catch the Rain’ to solve the water problem in India, a huge step has also been taken for the ‘Ken-Betwa Link Project’. This project is very important to fulfill the dream that Shri Atal Ji had dreamed in the interest of millions of families of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh ‘. He further said that the goal of development of the country and the goal of India’s self-reliance is dependent on our water sources and on our water connectivity. All this is not possible without water security and effective water management ‘.


The PM further said that ‘after independence, any government is working so seriously with regard to testing of water. I am happy that after the launch of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, about 4 crore new families have got tap connection in a very short time. He further said that it is necessary to work with speed in this direction to save the country from water crisis.

Talking about the ‘Betwa Link Project’, it was the dream of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of the country. Under which the additional water coming into the rivers had to be transported to areas where there is a problem of drought or less water under the ‘River Link Project’. This project will provide great relief to Bundelkhand, which is facing the problem of maximum drought and will also benefit many areas of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Through video conferencing, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Water Power Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan signed documents related to the ‘Ken-Betwa Link Project’.

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