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PM lays the foundation stone of drinking water projects in Vindhyachal

In a major development that will provide household tap water to hundreds of rural households, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and kicked off the rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region in Uttar Pradesh. The even took place via video conference.

Union Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Governor Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were present on the occasion.

The projects, inauguarated today, will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the since the start of Jal Jeevan Mission more than 2 crore 60 lakh families have been provided piped drinking water connection to their homes including lakhs of families in Uttar Pradesh as well.

Modi however noted that despite having adequate resources, Vindhyachal or Bundelkhand regions have suffered. He said now water scarcity and irrigation issues will be resolved by these projects and it signifies rapid development.

The Prime Minister also added piped water will help in improving health conditions of the villages in Vindhyanchal.

Modi added that self-reliant India would strenthen from self-reliant villages.