In his Mann ki Baat radio address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2 despite the early setback was an unprecedented achievement. Modi also lauded the Chandrayaan 2 mission for being Indian to the core. “It is a totally swadeshi and home grown mission. We are now eagerly waiting for September, when Lander Vikram & Rover Pragyan will land on lunar surface,” the PM said.
This was his second radio address after assuming office for the second term. In his address last month, PM Modi stressed on need of the hour to conserve water as drought looms large in the country.
In Sunday’s address, Modi lauded Meghalaya and Haryana for initiatives to conserve water. “Meghalaya has become the first state to have formulated its own water-policy. I congratulate Meghalaya govt. In Haryana, crops that require meagre water are being encouraged. Farmers thus are saved from suffering losses,” Modi said.
Speaking of floods in different parts of the country, Modi said that Centre and state governments are working at a “lightning pace” to provide people relief and succour.