• 'Jal hi Jeevan': PM Modi urges countrymen to make efforts to save water


    New Delhi: Appealing to the people to save water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that every household in 1.25 lakh villages, across 80 districts of the country has access to tap water.

    Interacting with gram panchayats and 'Pani Samitis' (water committees) on the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Prime Minister said, “Since Independence, only 3 crore households in the country have had access to tap water till 2019. However, since the launch of Mission, 5 crore households have access to piped water connections,” Modi added.

    He further added, “Today, water is reaching every household in about 1.25 lakh villages of the country. India has achieved much more in the last 2 years than what it had in the last 7 decades.”

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    Soliciting people to use water consciously, the Prime Minister also urged every citizen who lives in areas having an abundance of water should refrain from misusing and overusing water resources and make efforts to save more water so that it helps the one in need.

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