Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan:Catch the Rain’ campaign on World Water Day today ( March 22) via video conferencing.
PM Modi said that the government has made water governance a priority in its policies and decisions, and in the last 6 years, many steps have been taken in this direction.
He called upon to step up water conservation efforts in the days leading upto Monsoon.
“For the first time after independence, a government is working so seriously with regard to water testing. The rural sisters and daughters have been made stakeholders in this campaign of water testing. During the Corona period itself, about 4.5 lakh women were trained for water testing,” said PM Modi.
“The vision of India’s development and India’s self-reliance, is dependent on our water sources and our Water Connectivity,” he added.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Union Minister of Jal Shakti and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken Betwa Link Project, the first project of the National Perspective Plan for interlinking of rivers, in the presence of the Prime Minister.