The Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar urged every citizen to ensure the optimal utilisation of water resources, stressing that “every drop matters”. Emphasising that an individual’s economic capacity does not bestow the right to engage in wastefulness, the Vice-President said, “Our civilizational essence and Constitutional prescriptions all converge on one aspect: we must be responsible citizens when it comes to the use of natural resources.”
Speaking at the event, Shri Dhankhar commended the enactment of the Dam Safety Act (DSA) 2021, which strengthens India’s commitment to safeguarding its dams. He also praised the successful completion of Phase I of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) and expressed hope that the recently launched Phase-II & III of the project would further enhance dam safety across several states in India.
Lauding India’s growing influence on the global stage, the Vice-President said that our civilizational ethos was shared with the world during India’s presidency of G20, with “the greatest acceptability”. “This summit was a defining moment for India,”, he noted.
During the event, the Vice-President virtually flagged off the vinyl-wrapped Kamakhya Express through video conferencing from Jaipur with the aim of conveying the message of the National Water Mission of the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Manik Saha, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tripura, Shri D. K. Shivakumar, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and other foreign delegates and senior officers were also present on the occasion.