BJP executive adopts economic and political resolutions
Lucknow: The Centre is seriously considering a proposal to enact a legislation with regard to security of water. To be named water security act, it will form part of the water policy being prepared by the government.
This was announced by union minister for transport Nitin Gadkari while briefing newsmen after adoption of economic and political resolutions by the national executive of the BJP, which is holding a two-meeting at Allahabad which will end on Monday.
As many as 11 states in the country are facing water problems. In view of that these states are not meeting more than 45 per cent irrigational needs. In the country as a whole only 15 per cent security has been provided to water resources. The executive favoured a cent per cent security so that agriculture production could be doubled.
The Haldia–Varanasi waterway will become operational soon. As many as 40 ports will be built at an estimated cost of Rs four crore between the two places. Two rivers, the Ganga and Jamuna, will be linked to the new water system. In the road sector what has been achieved in two years had not been achieved in last 50 years.
Referring to the economic resolution, he said the country’s growth rate has jumped to 7.9 per cent which is a feat not achieved by any other country in the world. The rate was 4.2 during the non-BJP regime. The executive also discussed some other economic measures taken by the government and expressed satisfaction over their implementation.
The executive did not take any decision regarding the chief ministerial candidate of the party in the state, he said. The next executive meeting in September may take a decision on the issue. In the political resolution, the party referred to the law and order situation in the state and believed that it had reached its nadir.