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The scheme worth at Rs 5.555.38 crore is aimed at providing water to more than 41 lakh villagers in Sonbhadra and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna’ on Sunday for Sonbhadra and Mirzapur in Vindhya, Uttar Pradesh, via video conference on Sunday, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present in Sonbhadra.

The scheme worth at Rs 5555.38 crore is aimed at providing water to more than 41 lakh villagers in two districts.

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“This region is full of natural resources but has always been ignored since independence. Although there are many rivers in the area, it is known for its draught. However this government tackled the issue of water scarcity and as a result, ‘Har Ghar Jal Yojana’ was launched today,” said PM Modi.

The PM also said that all villages are empowered under this government, adding that priority is given to making villagers, tribals, and the poor self-reliant.

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“The self-reliant villages are giving strength to a self-reliant India,” said PM Modi.

According to the government’s press statement, under ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna,’ the Yogi Adityanath government will provide water supplies via pipelines to 2,995 villages in two districts of the area.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that since independence till now, only 398 villages have been supplied with pipe water. Now, 2,995 villages are going to benefit from the ‘Har Ghar Nal scheme’ under the Jal Jeevan mission.

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21,87,980 villagers in Mirzapur will benefit from the project. In Sonbhadra, the scheme would support 19,53,458 households. The water of the lakes and the river is to be purified and supplied to the families of Sonbhadra.

Rs 3212.18 crore and Rs 2343.20 crore need to be invested under the scheme in Sonbhadra and Mirzapur respectively. The total cost of the scheme is Crore Rs 5555.38.

According to Jal Shakti Ministry engineers, a total of 41,41,438 families will benefit from the scheme in both districts. The scheme will be completed in the next two years and the water supply will begin, he added.

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After the meet, CM Yogi will take part in the Gopastami event at Tada Falls Go Ashray Sthal in Mirzapur.

In the event, the CM will hand over an honorary check to women who make school uniforms under Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Antyoday Yojna. He will also give prayers at the temple of Maa Vindhyavsini and will also inspect some of the under-construction projects.