Kejriwal praises PM Modi for resolving Latur water crisis, offers to send water-train to drought-hit Maharashtra
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for resolving the water crisis in the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for resolving the water crisis in the drought-hit Marathwada region of Maharashtra.
According to media reports on Tuesday, Delhi government is also contemplating to send a 'water-train' to parched Latur district of Maharashtra, which is facing an unprecedented water scarcity this summer.
Kejriwal had on Monday discussed the drought issue with Water Minister Kapil Mishra, who said Delhi Jal Board (DJB) was ready to send water to the parched district.
The government will approach Railways to provide it a train to send water to the drought-hit district, he further said.
Before the meeting, Kejriwal also post a tweet appealing to Delhiiites to save water for the people in Latur.
Delhi offers 10 lakh litres of water everyday for 2 months for brothers/sisters in Latur pic.twitter.com/SALb6Tf2kp
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 12, 2016
"Severe water crisis in Latur. We all shud help. Are all Delhiites ready to save some water daily to send it for our people in Latur?," the Chief Minister tweeted.
Replying to Kejriwal's tweet, Mishra tweeted, "DJB is ready sir. We can save water and send it for our brothers and sisters in Latur."