PM Modi lays foundation stone of rural drinking water projects in Uttar Pradesh

Sunday, 22 Nov, 4.12 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday bemoaned the lack of development in UP's Vindhyachal for decades after Independence and said despite resources, the region faced scarcity.

The scarcity forced many people to migrate from the region, he said after laying the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of the Vindhyachal region via video conferencing.

Modi also interacted with village water and sanitation committee members during the event.

"For decades after Independence, if any area had fallen prey to neglect, then it was this area.