Nitin Gadkari talks about plans to solve water scarcity in the south

ANI | Updated: Nov 28, 2017 10:20 IST

London [UK], November 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari said the ministry had decided to transfer surplus water from the Godavari River to Krishna, to Pennar river (Karnataka) and finally to Cauvery to solve the water scarcity in the south.

"My ministry has decided to transfer excess water from Godavari River to Krishna, to Pennar river (Karnataka) and finally to Cauvery and at the end of Cauvery it will go to Tamil Nadu," he said.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari attended an event organised by a UK-based Indian Journalists Association and in his speech, he highlighted efforts being undertaken for rejuvenation of the river, Ganga.

"With the cooperation of different stakeholders in the country, I am confident we will succeed in the Clean Ganga Mission," he added.

The Union Minister also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment for the development and progress of the nation.

"In the Indian scenario, Prime Minister Modi and the government are very much committed for the development and progress. Our ports are making good profits. We are planning to start three major projects within three months," Gadkari further said.

Gadkari also held an informal discussion with Chris Grayling MP, Minister of Transport in the UK, and an arch Brexiteer, who has regularly touted a Free Trade Deal with India as one of the main outcomes of "Brexit". (ANI)

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