Mahatma Gandhi's 150th: Shah Hails PM's Water & Anti-plastics Vision

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Amit Shah, on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, spoke about PM's vision of water conservation & single-use plastic on Oct 2 at Shalimar Bagh

Written By Sheetal Shenoy | Mumbai | Updated On:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi addressed the people of Delhi at the 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra' on Wednesday at Shalimar Bagh, about the vision of Gandhi. Amit Shah spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who he said has always upheld the significance of Gandhian principles and worked towards the ideologies of Gandhi.

Shah went ahead to speak about the movement started by PM Modi for water conservation and said, "After assuming the office for the second time, the Prime Minister started the Jal Shakti Ministry. Cleaning the rivers, water conservation, saving water during the delivery of water and bringing awareness amongst the people about saving water is what the PM Modi started."

Read: BJP Extends Gandhi Sankalp Yatra By 3 Months; To End On Jan 31, 2020

'95 per cent more storage of water since the last 50 years'

The Union Minister shared how under BJP-led government, there is no place where there is a need for water due to proper steps taken by the Centre and said, "I can say this proudly that huge number of lakes are filled to the brim with water today. God also gave his blessing and Vidharba region had the highest amount of rainfall. First time in 50 years there has been 95 per cent more storage of water in our nation. This means that if we put in our efforts then God gives us his blessings." Speaking about the ban on single-use plastic initiated by Modi, Shah shared how India will soon be free of plastic and said, "PM Modi has now taken the oath of freeing our nation from the usage of single-use plastic."

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Gandhi Sankalp Yatra

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti celebrated every year on October 2 and marking the 150th birth anniversary, BJP took up the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra programme which has been extended by three months. It will now be a 120-day exercise which will end on January 31, 2020. The Gandhi Sankalp Yatra is a programme devised to propagate Bapu’s ideals and principles of non-violence, Swaraj and simplicity to mark his 150th birth anniversary on October 2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will first start off the programme from Gujarat, whereas other top leaders from the party will kick-off the programme from the party headquarters in New Delhi.

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By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water