New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region of Uttar Pradesh via video conference. Union Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Governor Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath were present on the occasion.

The projects, for which the foundation stones were laid by the Prime Minister today will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts. "Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder...