Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Jal Jan Abhiyan virtually on Abu Road in the Sirohi district of Rajasthan. PM Modi noted that the 21st-century world is realizing the seriousness of limited water resources on earth and pointed out that water security is a huge question for India due to its large population. He informed that in the Amrit Kaal, India is looking towards the water as the future.
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PM Modi Virtually Inaugurated Jal Jan Abhiyan in Rajasthan- Key Points
- PM Modi expressed satisfaction that the country has turned water conservation into a mass movement and informed that the Jal-Jan Abhiyan of Brahma Kumaris will give new strength to this effort of public participation.
- The Prime Minister highlighted the sages of India who had created a restrained, balanced, and sensitive system regarding nature, the environment, and water thousands of years ago.
- He recalled the age-old saying of not destroying water but conserving it and underlined that this feeling has been a part of India’s spirituality and religion for thousands of years.
- The Prime Minister emphasized that when society makes such an emotional connection with nature, then sustainable development becomes its natural way of life.
- The Prime Minister stressed the need to instill faith in the countrymen towards the values of water conservation and remove every obstacle that causes water pollution.
- He underlined the role of India’s spiritual institutions like the Brahma Kumaris towards water conservation.
- The Prime Minister lamented the past decades where a negative thought process had developed and topics like water conservation and environment were deemed difficult.
- Highlighting the changes in the last 8-9 years, the Prime Minister informed that both the mindset and the situation have transformed.
- Giving the example of the Namami Gange campaign, the Prime Minister highlighted that not only the Ganges but all its tributaries are also getting cleaned while campaigns like natural farming have also begun on the banks of the Ganges.
- Throwing light on the ‘Catch the Rain campaign’, the Prime Minister noted that the depleting groundwater table is also a major challenge for the country.
- He informed that water conservation is also being promoted in thousands of gram panchayats of the country through the Atal Bhujal Yojana.
- The Prime Minister also touched upon the campaign to construct 75 Amrit Sarovar in every district of the country and said that it is a huge step towards water conservation.
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