Noting that engineering students can play a major role in various fields, he said students must come forward for the successful implementation of the ‘har ghar nal’ scheme that is aimed at supplying potable water to every household by 2024.
“Technological institutes must also come forward to help in implementing pollution control measures and also contribute their expertise in building affordable houses for the underprivileged,” he said.
Referring to the importance of technology in multiple fields, the chief minister said it has helped tremendously in proper distribution of foodgrains by linking Aadhaar with ration cards and installing electronic point of sale (e-pos) machines at ration shops.
“This has also helped in checking corruption at various levels besides helping the government save crores of rupees. Today, people are able to buy wheat at Rs. 2 per kg and rice at Rs. 3 per kg,” he pointed out.
Referring to his efforts to tackle the dreaded encephalitis disease, he said, “I fought a 25-year-long battle against encephalitis. Many people succumbed to this disease between 1977 and 2017. However, after the formation of the BJP government in the state, we launched various awareness drives which have helped in checking the spread of encephalitis.”