New Delhi, Jun 26: Calling for uplift of villages in the country, Union Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the villagers turn to cities due to lack of employment, clean drinking water, drainage system and health facilities.
The Minister said his government was seriously working for the welfare of poor, farmers and labourers.
Inaugurating the cleaning and deepening work of a pond in village Qutubgarh here for rain water harvesting, Mr Gadkari exhorted rural youth to take up new and modern modes of employment for improving their income.
He appreciated the honeybee cultivation work introduced in the village in the year 2018, and said this will not only improve the village’s income but also their esteem.
The Minister also informed about technology available for utilising farm waste for productive use. Calling for improving water management at local level, he said reusing the waste water has found great acceptance around the world.
The pond cleaning and deepening work has been undertaken under Swachha Bharat Abhiyan of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission. Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Pratep Chandra Sarangi was also present on the occasion. (UNI)