Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed the need for water conservation and lauded the efforts of the Haryana and Meghalaya government for initiating various measures in a bid to conserve water.
In his monthly “Mann ki Baat” radio address, Modi said: “The North Eastern State of Meghalaya has become the first state to have formulated its own water-policy. I congratulate the Meghalaya government.”
He congratulated the Haryana government for encouraging people to undertake cultivation of less water-intensive crops.
I congratulate the Haryana government for saving the farmers from incurring huge losses, Modi added.
The prime minister also lauded the people of Ara and Keram villages of Ranchi for their exemplary work in conserving the water.
“They diverted a waterfall through local techniques. This not only prevented the soil erosion but also conserved water,” he said.
The Prime Minister also highlighted efforts being made across the nation to conserve water. He hailed the zeal of all who have taken the baton to spread awareness in the connection.