New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said “Atmanirbhar Bharat’ is not merely a government-led effort, it is the national spirit of India to make the country self-reliant.
Addressing the 74th edition of his monthly radio broadcast – “Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister announced that in a few days, the Jal Shakti Ministry will launch a campaign “Catch the Rain’ aimed to catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls.
“During this month of `Magh’, Haridwar is hosting Kumbh this year. On March 22, World Water day will be celebrated. To associate `magh’ month with water is that after this month winters end and summers begin,’ he said.
In his 33-minute radio address, Mr Modi touched upon various issues concerning the country — corona virus, water conservation, exam season for students, efforts to make science more popular across India.
“From now on, we will get the rain water harvesting system — already in place — and make it function. We will get villages, ponds cleaned to help increase water harvesting,’ he said.