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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday urged Delhiites to conserve water and go for water recycling technology.

Kejriwal made the appeal after inaugurating two electric sub-stations set up by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) at Ali Ganj-Jor Bagh and Sarojini Nagar areas. 

He emphasized the need for water conservation in the city, saying this was needed because Delhi was dependent for water on neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, a NDMC statement said.

Kejriwal appealed to people to adopt water recycling technology and conserve water. He cited the example President Pranab Mukherjee, who he said had introduced this technology in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The chief minister praised the NDMC for providing better civic facilities compared to other civic agencies.

NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said the 33 KV electric sub-station at the junction of Aliganj and Jor Bagh cost Rs.5.5 crores and was completed in two years. (IANS)

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Arvind Kejriwal Accuses Modi Government of Betraying Farmers

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged

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Modi government betrayed farmers: Kejriwal.

The Modi government has stabbed farmers in the back by telling the Supreme Court that it cannot implement recommendations of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission which the BJP promised to do so in 2014, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a farmers rally here at Jantar Mantar, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also slammed the Centre’s crop insurance scheme as a “fraud” and demanded that it be scrapped.

“Soldiers at the borders and farmers at thier farms are in distress. It’s a sad state of affairs. The BJP has dishonoured the promises it made in 2014,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

Thousands of farmers from across the country marched from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital seeking loan waiver and higher crop prices and warning political parties not to ignore their plight.

Reminding the BJP’s promise vis-a-vis the Swaminathan Commission, Kejriwal accused the ruling party of going back on its election promise.

“They have filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and said they can’t implement it. There can’t be a greater betrayal than this. This government has stabbed farmers in the back,” he said, asking the government to take back the affidavit.

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He warned that if it failed to do so, farmers would teach the saffron party a lesson in the 2019 elections.

Demanding loan waiver for farmers, he also said that they must get fair price for their produce.

“They are not begging but fighting for their rights. Once their loans are waived, they won’t demand it again. The government should also buy the farmers’ produce at appropriate price.”

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He blasted the government’s crop insurance scheme.

“This is not an insurance scheme but it is BJP’s ‘kisan daka yojna’ (plunder farmers scheme). This must go and the money paid by farmers be returned. Instead, the government should start a compensation scheme for farmers.”

The Modi government was worried more about Ambanis and Adanis, he alleged. (IANS)