Uttar Pradesh: Drinking water schemes to be launched in 50,000 villages, says CM Yogi

Uttar Pradesh: Drinking water schemes to be launched in 50,000 villages, says CM Yogi

Drinking water projects will be started in 50,000 villages of the state by December, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after inaugurating Tarkulani regulator pump station from the campus of Adarsh Inter College Belwa in Gorakhpur on Monday. Union Jal Shakti minister Gajender Singh Shekhawat and MP Ravi Kishan were also present on the occasion.

“In 2009 when Khorabar area became a part of Gorakhpur parliamentary area, people demanded a regulator at Tarkulani pump station. This regulator which has started operating from today, has the capacity of pumping out the entire water from Ramgarhtal lake. Such a high capacity regulator will help to stop waterlogging in the area bringing relief to the people,” said the CM.

“Fertilizer plant will also be ready in October for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said the CM adding, “Once Ramgarhtal area was a centre of crime and now it has been turned into a tourist centre.”
On the achievements of the government, the CM said, “The government works with double force and brings happiness to the people when they have double engine power of the state and the Centre both.”

“For the last 16 months, the entire world is in the clutches of coronavirus and facing both health and earning issues. Under the apt leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, good work has been done in dealing with Covid pandemic,” he added.

“In comparison to the US, India has four times more population but more Covid-19 deaths were reported in the US. They have a better infrastructure and here too good work is being done to combat Covid-19,” he said.

Saying that the government bulldozer is running on the heart of the mafia, the CM asked the people if they would oppose the mafia, to which people answered ‘yes’. The CM further said that development will take place in the state and action will be taken against destructive elements.

Union Jal Shakti minister Shekhawat said that 99 irrigation projects are underway in the country to irrigate 30 lakh hectares area. In Uttar Pradesh, Saryu, Badh Ganga and Madhya Ganga projects will be completed in three months, he said, adding that drinking water projects under Har Ghar Jal scheme are proposed for 97,000 villages.

Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by Water Today staff and is generated from news feeds. Source: The Times of India

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