PM Narendra Modi launches “Har Ghar Nal Yojna” on Sunday, with an aim to provide tap water to every household of Sonbhadra and Mirzapur of the Vindhya region of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The plan that has been announced aims at providing tap water to approximately 41 lakhs of villagers of the twp districts mentioned. The project is worth Rs. Rs 5,555.38 crores. On the occasion of the announcement of the project, PM Modi said, “This region is full of natural resources but it has been always ignored since independence. Despite the region having many rivers, it is known for a draught. However, this government addressed the problem of water scarcity and as a result, ‘Har Ghar Jal Yojana’ was launched today.”
Adding to this, Narendra Modi asserted the fact that self-reliant villages are important for the growth of a country, and thus, the government is aiming at making the villagers of the nation self-sufficient.
According to a statement made by the CM of the state, Yogi Adityanath, only 398 villages have been equipped with the water pipeline connection since Indian got independence. He stated that 2,995 villages are going to get water supply once this project implemented in a full-fledged manner. According to him, the total cost of the scheme is Rs 5555.38 crores, out of which Rs 3212.18 crore and Rs 2343.20 crore will be spent under the scheme in Sonbhadra and Mirzapur respectively.