PM lays foundation stones of water supply projects in UP’s Mirzapur, Sonbhadra

PM lays foundation stones of water supply projects in UP's Mirzapur, Sonbhadra

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna’ for Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts in Uttar Pradesh via video conference that will benefit 3,000 villages in the state.

Estimated at Rs 5,555.38 crore, the scheme is aimed at providing water to about 43 lakh villagers in Sonbhadra and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh. The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.

While launching the scheme, PM Modi said that the campaign to bring water supply to each house is nearing one and a half year. “During this time, the government provided over 2 crore and 60 lakh families with clean drinking tap water. Among these are lakhs of families from Uttar Pradesh,” the PM said.

The PM further said that under Jal Jeevan Mission, providing households with piped water is especially benefiting the women. “This has also provided big health benefits to the families of poor,” PM said, adding that the scheme has led to a decrease in the number of diseases caused by contaminated water like Cholera, Typhoid and Encephalitis.

When thousands of villages in Vindhyachal will get piped water, then it will improve the health conditions of innocent children in this region, their physical and mental development will be better,” he said.

“Self-reliant villages give strength to a self-reliant India,” PM Modi added.

Under ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna’, the Yogi Adityanath government will ensure water supply through pipelines to 2,995 villages in two districts in the region.

-ARK