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PM's Mann Ki Baat: Water is God's gift, save every drop of it

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Published on 22 May 2016 5:31 AM GMT

PMs Mann Ki Baat: Water is Gods gift, save every drop of it
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New Delhi: Expressing concern over the drought across India, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Mann Ki Baat radio address on Sunday, urged people to conserve water.

Modi, who met state chief ministers recently to review drought situations, said that a number of states have taken good initiatives to curb the tackle the situation and that he had asked Niti Aayog to study the best practices for their replication all over the country.

Stressing on the water needs, Modi said, “Water is god's gift and we should feel the pain even if a single drop of water is wasted. Narendra Modi also urged the countrymen to practice Yoga on the International Yoga Day on June 21.

Modi also asked the people of India to use cashless transactions as it will help in making the society corruption free and transparent.

"The government has introduced JAM (Jandhan, Aadhar and Mobile) system to make our society cashless as this will not just help in developing the nation but will also make our society corruption free and transparent," Modi said in his address.

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Concerned for ecological conservation:

  • Saving our environment need of the hour.
  • Issue of water not just related to farmers.
  • Let us pledge to conserve every drop of water.
  • Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have used technology very well to mitigate the drought. Jan Bhagidari is also vital.
  • So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought...this is cutting across party lines.
  • Try saving every drop of water during the coming Monsoon season
  • A mass movement in the form of 'Save Water Abhiyan' is needed
  • Task should not be restricted to government or politicians but every person must participate in it

The drought issue:

  • Decided to meet every CM individually as opposed to calling all CMs together and having one meeting.
  • Got the opportunity to meet CMs of drought affected states.
  • I always believe water is god's gift.
  • Spoke to many chief ministers to fight severe drought.

Applauded Sarbananda Sonowal:

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi also applauded Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal for visiting the NIS Chandigarh and held talks with the athletes who are preparing for Rio Olympics even after his jam packed schedule owing to Assembly elections in Assam and other states.

You can listen to 'Mann Ki Baat' anytime by giving a missed call on 1922 in your regional language.

Listen to the audio here

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