Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Water Resources, today, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh – Yogi Adityanath, Rajasthan –. Ashok Gehlot, Uttarakhand – Trivendra Singh Rawat, Haryana- Manohar Lal, Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal, and Himachal Pradesh – Jai Ram Thakur in New Delhi for the construction of Renukaji Multi-Purpose Dam project in the Upper Yamuna Basin.
Gadkari also presided over the ceremony of signing of concession agreement for Namami Gange projects in Prayagraj under Hybrid Annuity Mode and One-City-One-Operator concept.
Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari said that there is enough water available in the country but the real issue is effective water management. Terming the signing of Agreement for Renukaji Dam project a historic moment, he said that the government will try to get the Cabinet approval as soon as possible.
He added that a consensus on Kishau Multi Purpose project on River Yamuna has also been developed and soon an agreement for it will also be signed. He also informed about the Lakhwar Multi Purpose project for which agreement was signed on August 28th, 2018 among six basin states.
Extending his gratitude to all Chief Ministers, Gadkari said that these projects will benefit all basin states and it is a win-win situation for everyone. He added that these projects will also ensure more flow in River Yamuna which is the need-of-the-hour.