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Prime Minister lays foundation stone for ₹3,054-crore Manipur water supply project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the ₹3,054-crore “Manipur Water Supply Project” in Imphal on Thursday through video conferencing. 

There will be no shortage of potable water once this project is commissioned, he said.

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“The country is floundering under the outbreak of COVID-19,” Mr. Modi said. All sections of people ought to join hands to fight and defeat it. He expressed the optimism that people will overcome it.

He said the country is saddened by the report of flash floods in Assam at a time when there is shortage of water for drinking and agriculture elsewhere. The floods have claimed some lives and destroyed property. All help will be extended to the people of Assam and other northeastern States. Rice and lentil will continue to be distributed to the people.

Law and order much better: Modi

Mr. Modi claimed that the pace of developmental works in Manipur is quicker now. The law and order is much better during the BJP-led rule. 

He said once the water project is commissioned, there will be a “water revolution” in four years. As pure drinking water will be made available to the people, general health will improve. 

Inter-village connectivity has improved as the State and the Central governments have translated assurances into actions. The rail station at Jiribam bordering Assam has improved the connectivity in the region. 

Chief Minister N. Biren said under the leadership of Mr. Modi, the developmental pace is much faster now. Manipur will be in a position to supply potable water to all houses soon.

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