rime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for several rural water projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra district, in Uttar Pradesh.
While laying the foundation stone of the 23 drinking water projects in Vindhyachal region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the drinking water project in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra district will not only provide clean water to the people but it will also helpful in eradicating several diseases.
If there is any region that was neglected for decades after independence, then it is this region that was neglected the most. Because of that, many people were forced to relocate from here.
In the coming time, when 3,500 villages get water supply, it will change the lives of over 40 lakh people, PM Modi said.
He said that lakhs of families will get drinking water at their homes under this scheme. Be it Vindhyachal or Bundelkhand, despite having a lot of resources, these regions became regions of deficiencies.
In spite of having several rivers, these regions came to be known as the most thirsty and drought-affected regions, PM Modi said addressing the event via video conferencing.
Soon all households in Vidyanchal and Bundlekhand will get clean tap water, he said.
This will also further the effort of getting water supply to every household in the state and the country.
Uttar Pradesh is an example of development despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is changing the image of the Uttar Pradesh government and its people, he added.
PM Modi also lauded the efforts of the state government in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and said it’s not a small feat how migrants, who came back during the pandemic, were taken care of.
It has been over a year of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme. Over 2.60 crore families have been provided access to clean drinking water through taps at their homes in the last fifteen months.
Projects started today will further speed it up, he said. The projects will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts.
Village Water and Sanitation Committees or Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the responsibility of operation and maintenance.
The total estimated cost of the projects is Rs 5,555.38 crores. The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.
Praising Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr Yogi Adityanath Prime Minister said that due to the great efforts of Mr Yogi there is a sharp decrease in encephalitis and other infectious diseases in state.
Prime Minister said that government is doing all efforts to provide houses, electricity, health facilities in in tribal areas in country and Uttar Pradesh.
Pointing out Ujjwala Yojana he said that the government has provided free of gas connections to the people which resulted good health of women.
Prime Minister said that Vindhyachal region is going to be Pioneer in the field of solar energy and people are not only be able to light their houses but they could make a earning also.
He said by implementing Swamitua Yojana that disputes of land will be decreased and people could be able to get loans also on peppers and Documents.
He said that his government is working on the principle of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas and the government is reaching to the people and people are becoming part of government decision making.
Prime Minister again warned people of covid-19 infection that the danger of Corona is not over so we have to be very careful. He said that even slight negligence may cause a big harm.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the drinking water project will not only provide clean water to the people here but it will also save them from various diseases which are due to contaminated water.
He said said as of now after independence only 398 villages were connected with water facility and it will be a historic step when 2995 villages in these two districts will get drinking water through pipe.
Earlier, Mr Modi interacted with members of Paani Samiti of the districts.
State government spokesperson told that there will be 9 water treatment projects costing Rs. 2,343 crores in Mirzapur district and 14 projects costing Rs. 3,212 crores in Sonbhadra district.
More than 21.87 lakh population of Mirzapur district and 19.53 lakh population of Sonbhadra district will be benefitted by these drinking water projects.