New Delhi: India Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the First All India Annual State Ministers’ Conference on Water through video message today.
The theme of the conference is ‘Water Vision @ 2047’ and the objective is to bring together important policymakers for debates on how to harness water resources for sustainable development and human development.
Addressing the All India Annual State Ministers' Conference on Water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said "India has made major strides in water security. Our Water vision towards 2047 will be a great contribution to Amrit Kaal. The country is working together to build 75 Amrit Sarovars in each district. As of now 25,000 Amrit Sarovars have already been constructed," said PM Modi.
He emphasized that the states' efforts to save water will significantly contribute to the achievement of the nation's overall objectives.
"Water is a topic that is governed by the states under our constitutional structure. The country's overall objectives will be greatly aided by state initiatives to conserve water "PM Modi said.
Highlighting the participation of the public in water conservation, PM Modi said that public participation in water conservation has to be awakened in the minds of the public. The more efforts we make in this direction, the better impact will be created.
He emphasised the value of technology by saying, "Technologies like geo-mapping and geo-sensing are crucial to the effort to conserve water. In this work, other startups are also collaborating."
The PM said that only the government's efforts towards water conservation are not sufficient and people's participation is of utmost importance. We must include as many people, socioeconomic groups, and civil society organisations as possible in our water conservation initiatives "PM Modi remarked.
Invoking the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," PM Modi claimed that the campaign's success depended on raising public knowledge and consciousness, and that the same mindset had to be instilled in the public about water conservation as well.
"As more people joined the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan," the general populace became more conscious and aware. The government gathered resources and completed numerous projects, including the construction of restrooms and water treatment facilities. But when people began to think twice about spreading dirt, the campaign's success was certain. The public needs to be made aware of the need to conserve water in the same way "PM Modi said.