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PM Modi inaugurates Manipur water supply project

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PM Modi inaugurates Manipur water supply project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is giving a “Raksha Bandhan gift” to women of Manipur as he laid the foundation stone for water supply project through video conferencing.

“This project will give clean drinking water to Greater Imphal and 1,700 village in Manipur. It will provide a lifeline to these people,” PM Mod said. He added that it will help women in as many as one lakh families in the state,

The prime minister said that the project has been designed with the help of local panchayats and people living here, which he said is a “fine example of decentralisation”.

The project is an important component of the efforts of the state government to achieve the goal of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ by 2024. The project outlay is about Rs 3054.58 crore with a loan component funded by the New Development Bank.

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and his cabinet colleagues, MPs, and MLAs joined the programme from Imphal. Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat and Dr Jitendra Singh also took part in the programme.

Chief minister Singh said that Manipur has developed under the BJP government. He also listed the achievements of the state government, and thanked the Centre for giving it all the help.

Shekhawat, the Jal Shakti minister, said that the water supply project will cost more than Rs 3,000 crore.

The central government had initiated the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ to provide safe and adequate quantity of drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024 with the motto ‘Har Ghar Jal’.

The programme also implements source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through greywater management, water conservation, rainwater harvesting.