Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Atal Bhujal Yojana, a scheme aimed at improving groundwater management. He said this scheme will help in supplying water to every household by 2024. On Tuesday, the Union Cabinet had approved Rs 6,000 crore for the implementation of the scheme over a period of 5 years. Implementation of the scheme is expected to benefit nearly 8350 Gram Panchayats in 78 districts in these States.
Born on December 25, 1924, in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, Vajpayee was the first-ever person from the BJP to become the Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister thrice. Apart from politics, Vajpayee was a prominent writer. The veteran BJP leader passed away on August 16, 2018.