Massive effort to conserve water soon, says PM Modi
With various parts of the country witnessing drought, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a “massive effort” would be launched for water conservation and storage under MNREGA in a couple of months. He also urged the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to contribute in this direction.
Modi, while reviewing the functioning of official youth organisations, including the NCC, NSS, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Indian Red Cross Society and NYKS here, emphasised on the need for better coordination and synergy among these groups.
“Discussing the immediate tasks ahead where these organisations could play an important role, the PM said that in the next couple of months, there would be a massive effort under MGNREGA for water conservation and storage mechanisms,” a PMO statement said.
His comment on water conservation and storage mechanisms assumes significance as various parts of the country are reeling under drought.
PM to honour civil servants
The PM will on Thursday honour civil servants for excellence in implementing NDA government’s initiatives like ‘Clean India mission’. The Prime Minister’s awards for excellence in public administration have been instituted to acknowledge extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the Central and state governments for the welfare of citizens.