Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that if voted to power, his government would ensure the establishment of a separate Jal Shakti Ministry to cater to many aspects relating to water.
Addressing a public gathering at Ramanathapuram, the Indian Prime Minister said, “After May 23, when the Modi Government will once again assume office, there will be a separate Ministry for Jal Shakti. This Ministry will cater to many aspects relating to water.”
Commenting on the government’s efforts to develop connectivity and tourism sectors in Tamil Nadu, the Prime Minister said: “Work is fast progressing on doubling of railway tracks between Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi. The 100-year-old Bridge has been transformed into a state-of-the-art bridge.”
Stressing that several fishermen have been brought back from Sri Lanka under his government’s rule, Prime Minister Modi said: “Our hardworking fishermen depend on the seas for their income. Your Chowkidar has been able to take path-breaking decisions for the welfare of fishermen. Almost 1900 Indian fishermen have been released from Sri Lanka. Some of them who came back were facing a death sentence.”
Voting in Tamil Nadu will take place on April 18. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.