Will provide clean drinking water to every household by 2024, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don't have access to clean water.

Water is typically scarce in the summer months, but the situation has been particularly grim this year in western and southern states that received below average rainfall in the 2018 monsoon season. In his second term as prime minister, Modi last month clubbed various water ministries into a single portfolio to deal with related.....

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