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Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Calls for a 100-Day Campaign to Clean Bodies of Water and Collect Rainwater | India News

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NEW DELHI: Underlining the importance of collective responsibility towards water conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for a 100-day campaign to clean up all bodies of water and prepare them for rainwater harvesting before the start of the monsoon season.
In his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast, Modi said that water has been crucial to human development for centuries.
“We have to understand our collective responsibility towards conserving water,” he said.
The prime minister also said that when people take pride in indigenous products, Aatmanirbhar Bharat not only remains an economic program, it becomes a national spirit.
Noting that the monsoon will start in many parts of the country around May-June, the prime minister asked if there can be a 100-day public campaign to clean up all nearby bodies of water and prepare them for rainwater conservation.
In this sense, the Jal Shakti Union Ministry is also launching the “Catch the rain” campaign and its main theme is “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls,” he said.
“This is the best time to think about water conservation in the coming summer months,” Modi said.
He also said that it is necessary to make science more popular across the country and stated that science cannot be limited to physics, chemistry and laboratories. Modi called for expanding the science with a ‘grounded lab’ mantra.
During the broadcast, the prime minister also regretted not being able to make enough efforts to learn the world’s oldest language, Tamil.
“In the run-up to Mann Ki Baat, I was asked if there was anything that I missed during these long years as prime minister and prime minister. I think it’s a kind of regret that I couldn’t make enough effort to learn.” the oldest Tamil language in the world. Tamil literature is beautiful, “Modi said.

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