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PM Modi lays foundation stone of rural drinking water projects in UP

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present on the occasion

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Narendra Modi | Uttar Pradesh | water supply

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister on Sunday laid the foundation stone of rural drinking projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of via video conferencing.

He also interacted with village water and sanitation committee members during the event.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present on the occasion.

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

Village water and sanitation committees have been constituted in all these villages, and they will have the responsibility of operation and maintenance.

The total estimated cost of the projects is Rs 5,555.38 crore. The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months under the 'Jal Jeevan Mission' announced by the prime minister on August 15 last year.

The projects aim at providing functional household tap connections to every rural house of the country by 2024.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, November 22 2020. 12:38 IST
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