New Delhi: On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Manipur Water Supply Project through a video link, remarking the project as a “Raksha Bandhan gift” to the women of the state.
“This project will give clean drinking water to Greater Imphal and 1,700 villages in Manipur,” Modi said, adding “It will provide a lifeline to these people.”
The Manipur Water Supply Project strives to provide freshwater household tap connections to homes in the Greater Imphal Planning Area, comprising of 25 towns, and 1,731 rural habitations covering 2,80,756 residences in 16 districts of Manipur.
The project was designed with the cooperation of local panchayats, the Prime Minister said, terming it an example of “decentralisation”. “The Manipur Water Supply project will also generate employment for thousands of people,” Modi added.
The state government, led by N – Biren Singh has set a goal of “Har Ghar Jal” by 2024.
The North East has the potential to become India’s “growth engine”, Modi said, making a notes that the govt. is striving hard to improve connectivity in the North East.