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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Manipur water supply project via video conference

Updated: July 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Manipur water supply project via video conference today. Inaugurating the project, the Prime Minister said that it has been designed to provide safe drinking water to every household of the State for the next 20-22 years and lakhs of people will get access to clean drinking water and thousands of people will get employment.

Speaking during the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,today is a very auspicious day for people of Manipur especially women of Manipur. The foundation stone laying of Manipur Water Supply Project has set an example that even during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the lockdown procedure, the government continues the Jal Jeevan Mission as a tireless Andolan.

He further said northeast is, in a way, a gateway to our ancient cultural relationships with East Asia, He said  the region has potential to become India’s growth engine as now peace is being established in the entire N-E region.

The Prime Minister said, the mantra of peace, progress and prosperity is echoing in the Northeast, and day by day my faith is getting deeper because peace is now being established in the entire region.  While blockades in Manipur have become a part of history, Assam has witnessed a phase of violence for decades. In Tripura and Mizoram too, youth have abandoned the path of violence. Now Bru-Reang refugees are moving towards a better life,” he said.

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