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Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party hits out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his five-star activists remark

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Aam Aadmi Party has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘five-star activists’ remark.

“AAP hopes that Prime Minister would desist from openly siding with businesses and interest groups and hold the dignity of the high office he holds,” Arvind Kejriwal led party said in a release.

“With the Prime Minister using sarcastic adjectives like five-star activists for civil society members, it gives a clear incentive to officers and people in important positions in the government to be unnaturally tough on NGOs and people who raise their voices against illegal acts of government and corporate biggies,” the party said.

Talking about the work done by the civil society members, AAP said, “It may be noted that most of the anti-corruption breakthroughs in the ten year rule of Manmohan Singh led UPA  government have been made possible due to vigilance and activism of civil right activists. Now, inspite of the efforts of the BJP led government to shut their voice, the efforts of the civil society shall continue unabated and with much more vigor.”

Any efforts to chalk the voice of the civil society would be opposed by the Aam Aadmi Party in the Parliament and on the streets. A vibrant democracy is impossible without due respect to constitution and the different section of the society including the civil rights activists, the release said.

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Delhi Government Gives Nod To a Project to Create Reservoirs in Yamuna Flood Plain

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report

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The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi's water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month's time. Pixabay

To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river during the monsoon season, an official statement said.

The pilot for the project, which has the potential for ending Delhi’s water shortage, particularly during summer months, is aimed to start in a month’s time, the statement said.

The Delhi Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday approved the inter-departmental committee report on the project.

The report recommended that an amount of Rs 77,000 per acre should be paid to the farmers for leasing their land for the pilot project.

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To achieve self-sufficiency of water, the Delhi government on Wednesday gave its nod to a project to create reservoirs in the Yamuna flood plain by store overflowing water from the river. Pixabay

“The farmers will get the sum according to the number of acres of land they give the government on lease for the pilot project,” the government said.

The government claims that the pilot project will prove to be a game-changer not only for Delhi, but for the whole country which is facing huge water crisis in different parts.

It also said the project is first of its kind in the country.

“The important project aims at conserving water in the Yamuna floodplains and creating a mega reservoir between Palla and Wazirabad to deal with the water shortage in Delhi, particularly during summer months,” the government said.

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The project envisages creation of small ponds in the floodplains which will catch overflows from the Yamuna during the monsoon.

“Most of the approvals have been received for the pilot project, barring two from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committees, which are expected very soon,” it said.

Kejriwal also thanked Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for the quick approvals by the Centre for the project and cooperation Delhi received from Centre for the pilot project. (IANS)