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Drought in Uttar Pradesh: We do not want to do politics over water, says Suresh Prabhu

After Uttar Pradesh government rejected the Centre’s offer to send a train carrying water to drought-hit Bundelkhand, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Centre does not want to do any politics on the issue and all possible help would be provided to the state government.

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Asserting that the Indian Railways is trying it best to provide world class facilities to the passengers, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is upbeat about providing confirmed tickets to all commuters by 2020. (Reuters)
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After Uttar Pradesh government rejected the Centre’s offer to send a train carrying water to drought-hit Bundelkhand, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Centre does not want to do any politics on the issue and all possible help would be provided to the state government. (Reuters)

After Uttar Pradesh government rejected the Centre’s offer to send a train carrying water to drought-hit Bundelkhand, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Centre does not want to do any politics on the issue and all possible help would be provided to the state government.

“We do not want to do any politics on the water issue. Whatever help we can provide to state government we will do that. Our efforts will be always to provide relief to people,” Prabhu said here.

“Railways has offered to transport water for Bundelkhand and kept 10 wagons ready for it. All should work together for solving water crisis without getting into politics,” he said.

Earlier, UP government turned down the Centre’s offer to send a water-train to Bundelkhand region, saying the water crisis there was not as serious as in Maharashtra’s Latur.

It, however, requested the Centre to provide it 10,000 water tankers for distributing water in the region.

Railways is continuing to transport water to Latur and till now more than 4 crore litres of water has been sent to the parched region in Maharashtra in 50-wagon water train called Jaldoot.

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