Govt Working for Permanent Solution to Drought : Modi


Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was working on a plan to irrigate parched farmlands in order to arrive at a permanent solution to drought in many parts of the country.

“We are working at a major plan to convey water to farmlands. We need a permanent solution for the dry spell,” the PM told a Polls rally Rangia.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, northern Karnataka, South-Western Uttar Pradesh have been under the grip of severe water crisis and hundreds of farmers have committed suicide in the recent past. Modi also said that eastern India would witness a second agricultural revolution.

“The revolution will take place in Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam and the Northeast. We are working on this direction,” he said. He said that the NDA government would electrify around 18,000 villages in the next 1,000 days.

“In Assam, there are around 3,000 villages where no electric pole has reached. In the last 3-4 months, over 900 villages across India have got electricity. The rest will be done in the coming days,” he said.