1. Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi calls for water conservation, lauds efforts by states to combat drought

Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi calls for water conservation, lauds efforts by states to combat drought

Calling on the nation to conserve water and save the environment given the severe water crunch in the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in his 20th edition of Mann Ki Baat, lauded the efforts by all states to mitigate the drought conditions.

By: | Published: May 22, 2016 4:48 PM

Calling on the nation to conserve water and save the environment given the severe water crunch in the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in his 20th edition of Mann Ki Baat, lauded the efforts by all states to mitigate the drought conditions.

Here are the highlights from the Prime Minister’s address:

1. The heat is soaring every day. We had hoped for some respite from the burning sun, but I do not think that is going to happen anytime soon: PM Modi

2. In such conditions, to becomes our moral responsibility to conserve water and save our forests: PM Modi

3. Got the opportunity to meet Chief Minister’s of drought affected states: PM Modi

4. Decided to meet every CM individually as opposed to calling all CMs together and having one meeting: PM Modi

5. So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought…this is cutting across party lines: PM Modi

6. Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have used technology very well to mitigate the drought. Jan Bhagidari is also vital: PM Modi

7. People in Telangana, through mission Bhagirathi have made the spectacular use of water from rivers Godavari and Krishna: PM Modi

8. Let us pledge to conserve every drop of water: PM Modi

9. We need to be on the path of creating a modern and a transparent India: PM Modi

10. We need to let go of some of our old habits if we to ensure that development follows in a similar pattern across the nations: PM Modi

11. World is moving towards a cashless society and more technology is being used: PM Modi

12. Through the JAM trinity we can move towards a cashless society: PM Modi

13. When we talk about the Olympics we do feel sad at the medal tally. But we need to create the right atmosphere to encourage athletes: PM Modi

14. Essential to be positive about our athletes. Let us not worry about the results: PM Modi

15. In this regard I want to appreciate Sarbanand Sonowal. In the poll season he went to NIS Patiala for a surprise visit: PM Modi

16. Everybody was surprised and noted how a Union Minister showed so much concern: PM Modi

17. There were polls, he was a CM candidate but Sonowal performed his duty as a sports minister. This is a big thing: PM Modi

18. I will say it again, please do not see everything as a win or loss. It’s about sportsman spirit and creating the right atmosphere: PM Modi

19. Over last few days exam results have been coming. Congratulations to all candidates for their scores. Happy to see girl students shine: PM Modi

20. Gaurav from MP commented he scored 89% and I was very happy but he said his family was not happy and they wanted him to get 90%: PM Modi

21. Parents must not impose their aspirations on their children: PM Modi

22. On 21st June, International Day of Yoga I will join a programme in Chandigarh: PM Modi (ANI)

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