New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur and Sonbhadra was neglected for decades after independence, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after laying foundation stone for drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh on November 22. He said, "If there is any region that was neglected for decades after independence, then it is this region that was neglected the most. Be it Vindhyachal or Bundelkhand -despite having a lot of resources, these regions became regions of deficiencies. In spite of having several rivers, these regions came to be known as the most thirsty and drought-affected regions. So many people were forced to migrate from here."