India Spends Big To Tackle Water Shortages In Heartland States

NEW DELHI

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60 billion rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country’s seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay. The plan launched by Modi would help replenish ground water and boost overall availability in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat states, which produce staples such as rice, wheat, sugar and oilseeds.

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