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"How can we conserve each and every drop of rain water?", the Prime Minister said in his monthly Mann-Ki-Baat radio broadcast over the All India Radio.

He said the Ganga and Yamuna rivers have plentiful of water but there are many other places in Uttar Pradesh like Fatehpur district, where two small rivers, namely the Sasur-Khaderi got dried out.

He added that some people have benefitted from MNREGA budget provisions made by the Centre for water conservation and water management works.

He also asked people to think about ways to make the Yoga Day on June 21 memorable.The prime minister drew from the teachings of Prophet Mohammad and said he believed in knowledge and compassion. He said, in 2017-18, 55 percent of the total outlay of 64,000 crores has been spent on works like water conservation.

The Prime Minister said, in Kerala, about 7,000 workers under MGNREGA worked very hard for seventy days and finally succeeded in reviving Kuttumperoor river. Modi, while mentioning how every citizen is extremely proud of the record medal tally India achieved this year, also congratulated the coaches, parents, and friends of the athletes who ensured their performance was not affected by unnecessary external factors. "After the match ends, when the medal is represented to an Indian athlete, the Tricolour is raised, and the national anthem begins to sound, at that time the feeling of satisfaction, joy and pride is something special in itself", said Modi at the start of the address.

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"Our players did their best by fulfilling the expectations of the country and won medal after medal".

It will also boost the cleanliness campaign, a signature project of his government, those who participate in it will feel "a sense of fulfilment" when the country celebrates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he said. He said these sportspersons are sources of encouragement for the young generation of the country.

He greeted everyone for Ramzan and Buddh Purnima, calling the latter a special occasion for the people of India.

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He said that this programme can be "a good opportunity" for those who wish to make a difference in the society.