New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid foundation stone for the Manipur Water Supply Project today through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, ” Today about one lakh water connections are being given every day in the country. Every day, we are removing such a big worry of water from the lives of one lakh mothers and sisters, making their lives easier,” the Prime Minister said.
“This acceleration is also possible because ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ is moving forward as a mass movement. People of the village, especially sisters and public representatives are deciding where the pipes will lay, where the water will be sources, where the tank will be built, and how much budget will be made,” he said.
The Manipur Water Supply Project is an important component of efforts of the State government to achieve the goal of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ by 2024. The project outlay is about Rs 3054.58 crores with a loan component funded by the New Development Bank.