1. PM Narendra Modi should tell what he has done to address drought problem: Yogendra Yadav

PM Narendra Modi should tell what he has done to address drought problem: Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reply to the people about what he and his government has done to address the problem of drought.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2016 11:01 PM
Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reply to the people about what he and his government has done to address the problem of drought. (PTI)

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reply to the people about what he and his government has done to address the problem of drought.

Addressing a dharna held by Suchna Evam Rozgar ka Adhikar Abhiyan here, Yadav said that drought has affected many areas and not only water but also the “heart and mind” of this country has dried up.

“PM is holding meetings on the issue but he should reply about what arrangements he made to address the problem of drought. The Centre cannot run away from its responsibility,” he said.

It is very sad that the Centre and the drought-hit states should have discussed the issue but they did not do this,” he alleged.

Targeting the BJP government in Rajasthan, he said that the state government has also failed in dealing with the situation.

The dharna was held at Shahid memorial on the issue of drought, where people from different areas of the state participated to highlighted the grim situation.

The Abhiyan had conducted a survey in seven districts of Rajasthan, the report of which was shared today.

“There are 1067 wells in the seven districts which were covered in the survey and of them, only 277 are working,” it said.

According to the report, only 44 per cent wells of the total working wells supply water which is worth-drinking and in rest of the wells, the water quality is poor.

The survey was conducted in the districts of Nagaur, Barmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Baran and Banswara.

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    Sam
    Jun 3, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    Not everything is the responsibility of the PM. Drought is a regional issue that the states must attend to and seek funding from the PM. As a CM of Gujarat, Modi pushed the Narmada Dam, a project that was lingering since 1961, using state resources and today the Sabarmati river is running, there is enough drinking water in Saurashtra and the effect of drought in Saurashtra is reduced (not eliminated). Building reservoirs, dams and water projects is a state issue. Maharashtra has enough money to build three huge desalination plants. And Gujarat must do the same.
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      Candyman
      Jun 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm
      This hopeless loser is trying real hard to remain in news. So somehow drag Modi's name and voila....
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