Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering in Rajasthan on Friday. Photo/ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering in Rajasthan on Friday. Photo/ANI

Will create a dedicated ministry to tackle with water scarcity: Modi in Rajasthan

ANI | Updated: May 03, 2019 16:21 IST

Hindaun (Rajasthan) [India], May 3 (ANI):There will be a dedicated ministry at the Centre to tackle the issue of water scarcity in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday. The ministry would be named as 'Jal Shakti Ministry'.
"In this region, water scarcity is an issue and I am aware of it. We have decided to constitute a dedicated ministry named as 'Jal Shakti Ministry', to tackle the issue. It will happen for the first time in India," he said at an election rally here.
The ministry would ensure the optimal utilization of water, Modi said.
The Prime Minister promised that he would do his best to ensure that the people in Rajasthan get adequate water. "Modi will give his all to get water in this region." he added.
The second phase of voting for 12 Lok Sabha seats will take place in the fifth phase of elections on May 6. Rest 13 seats voted on April 29. Counting of votes will be held on May 23. (ANI)

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