The Central government started work on Jal Jeevan Mission in Ladakh which aims to provide safe drinking water supply to every household by December 2022. Ladakh poses a massive challenge owing to its extreme weather and rough terrain. The water gets frozen in the pipeline during winter disrupting the supply. Various maintenance and technical systems are being incorporated in these projects under the guidance proposed by Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS). In Ladakh, the proposed projects are expected to cover 125 villages in the next two years. The pilot projects are soon to be commenced in Matho and Saboo villages. The entire project is budgeted at around Rs 362 crore. Jal Jeevan Mission is envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide safe and adequate drinking water to every household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held virtual bilateral Summit with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on September 26. He also congratulated him for being elected as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. During the virtual Summit, Prime Minister said, "The relations between India and Sri Lanka are thousands of years old. According to my government's neighbourhood first policy and SAGAR doctrine, we give special priority to relations between the two countries." Prime Minister Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly at 6:30 pm.
Several development works including construction of roads and houses are underway in full swing in JandK's Rajouri district. Poor people have been provided with all kind of basic amenities in Thanna Mandi town of Rajouri district. State and Central government is helping them out in various easy to uplift their standard of living. Roads are being constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Locals hailed facilities provided by government in the form of basic amenities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 1.75 lakh houses built under PM Awas Yojana in Madhya Pradesh on September 12 via video-conferencing. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present during the inaugural function. He also communicated with some of the beneficiaries of the housing scheme. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a housing initiative of the Government of India launched in 2015 to provide affordable housing to poor.
Around 12,000 people got first instalment of Rs 50,000 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for construction of houses in J-K's Rajouri district. The construction of houses is a big relief for underprivileged in the region. Locals hailed efforts of J-K and Central Government for helping them to get 'pukka' houses. While speaking to ANI, the Assistant Development Commissioner in Rural Development Department of Rajouri, Sushil Kumar Khajuria said, "It is a big relief for poor as they can live safely in Pukka houses." Speaking to ANI, a local, Mohd Razak expressed delight after receiving first instalment for house construction under the housing scheme. He said, "J-K Government has helped us a lot by giving money to construct concrete houses. We use to face a lot of problems living under thatched roofs, especially during rains."
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on September 24 said that the agriculture reform bills which were passed recently in Parliament are 'vardaan for farmers' (gift for farmers) and these bills will double their income and "enemies of farmers" are opposing them.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the Indokh barrage project in Indore on September 20. Project has been built at a cost of 79.03 crore. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony CM said, "I live to serve the people of this state. My government is about dedicating itself to the cause of the people. This water now will help in the effective irrigation of farms."
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has apologised for his ‘I don’t wear mask’ remark. Mishra said that his statement was against the government’s guidelines and also against what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been advocating. Mishra also urged people to follow all Covid-19 guidelines. It is mandatory to wear a face cover in public places, according to the government's guidelines on the coronavirus. ‘My statement on not wearing a mask appears to be a violation of law. It wasn't in line with the sentiment of the Prime Minister. I accept my mistake and express regret. I'll wear a mask. I also appeal to everyone to wear masks and observe social distancing.’ In Indore, people are even penalized Rupees 200 for not wearing masks. The Congress had also attacked the state Home Minister on his remark. Madhya Pradesh has registered over 1.13 lakh Covid cases so far and the death toll stands at 2,077. Indore is one of the state's worst-affected districts and has registered over 20,000 cases so far with 516 fatalities. Watch the full video for more details.
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