Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Rs 3000 water supply project in Manipur through a video conference.
Modi said it would reduce the water problems of the state and would be especially providing a huge relief to the women of the state. Apart from greater Imphal, the project would benefit 25 small towns and 1700 villages in the state. The project has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the next two decades.
He said that with this project, millions of people will have access to clean drinking water at their home and thousands of people will also get employment.
Prime Minister recalled that last year Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in the country with a target of providing piped water to more than 15 crore houses and today about one lakh water connections are being installed every day in the country, with the participation of the people.
In his welcome speech, chief minister N. Biren Singh said with such project, potable drinking water would be provided to every household of the state by 2024. He mentioned that the New Development Bank (NDB) funded project, which is the largest single compact project ever sanctioned by the Government of India for Manipur.
Government of India initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate quantity drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024 with the motto “Har Ghar Jal”.
Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla, Union minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Sekhawat, minister of state for the ministry of development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr Jitendra Singh, deputy chief minister, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, chief secretary and other high ranking officials were present during the function.