Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned the federal government is dedicated to the event of drought-prone Bundelkhand area and round 500 tasks value over Rs 10,000 crore have been sanctioned for bettering water availability.
Observing that the good thing about water from three rivers, Ken, Betwa and Yamuna, was not reaching the Bundelkhand area, Modi mentioned the proposed Ken-Betwa river linking undertaking has the potential to vary the fortune of the realm and the Centre is in dialogue with each Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on this problem.
He was addressing after the digital inauguration of school and administration buildings of Jhansi-based Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University.
“Both the Centre and the UP government are committed towards development of Bundelkhand region and restore its historic identity and past glory,” PM Modi mentioned.
The prime minister talked about that earlier than the 2019 basic polls, he had promised to enhance water availability within the Bundelkhand area within the subsequent 5 years and several other initiatives have been taken in that regard.
“Due to their blessings, ”Har Ghar Jal Abhiyan” (Tap water to every rural household) is working at a fast pace. Construction of water bodies and laying of pipelines in all districts are underway. The government has already sanctioned over Rs 10,000 crore for 500 water projects for this purpose,” he mentioned.
Of these, the work on tasks value practically Rs 3,000 crore has commenced within the final two months.
“When these projects get completed, lakhs of families in this region will directly benefit,” he mentioned, including that the federal government has additionally begun work on growing the groundwater degree on this area underneath groundwater administration scheme.
Noting that the area was not getting the good thing about water regardless of three rivers, PM Modi mentioned: “To change this situation, the Centre is working continuously. The Ken-Betwa River Link project has the potential to change the fortune of this region.”
On this problem, the Centre is in dialogue with two states. “I am sure, once the Bundelkhand region gets enough water, then life here will change fully,” he added.
Besides water tasks, PM Modi mentioned hundreds of crores value of tasks are being applied on this area, together with Bundelkhand Expressway and Defence Corridor, that can create job alternatives.
“The day is not far, Jhansi and adjacent areas which were famous for valour will make India Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) in defence security,” he mentioned.
Stating that the area is understood for “facing challenges” for the reason that previous, the prime minister mentioned the individuals out listed below are bravely difficult the COVID-19 pandemic and even the federal government has made all efforts to minimise the hardships confronted by the poor throughout this disaster.
The authorities is offering free ration, fuel and depositing hundreds of crores in girls”s Jan Dhan financial institution accounts throughout the nation, together with Bundelkhand area, he mentioned.
“Around 10 lakh poor women in Bundelkhand region have been provided with free gas cylinder. Deposited thousands of crores in lakhs of Jan Dhan accounts of women,” he mentioned and added that about Rs 700 crore has been spent to this point underneath the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan in Uttar Pradesh alone.
He mentioned that lakhs of employees are getting jobs on account of this initiative. Even many new ponds have been being constructed and the outdated ones have been being revived underneath this scheme, he added.
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