The latest impetus has come from the largest state, which is also one of the worst when it comes to lack of toilets. UP is promising a turnaround under the Yogi Adityanath government.
Steps will be taken to ensure that the “cultural uniqueness” and “brand identity” of HPCL, India’s third-largest oil refiner, are maintained after ONGC takes over.
The move will lead to more ads being placed in Hindi and even English newspapers getting Hindi ads, a senior official conceded.
Border states, which will implement the plan through their agencies, have been asked to furnish their plan and the funds needed for the exercise.
The Centre is providing money to implementing agencies and urban local bodies through states to build nearly 20 million affordable houses for the urban poor in 4,025 cities by 2022.
BJP follows Bhairon Singh Shekhawat tradition by nominating Venkaiah Naidu as its vice presidential candidate
While Shekhawat had years of experience as Rajasthan CM and MLA, Naidu has record Rajya Sabha and Parliamentary experience, party sources said.
PM Modi has already shown he has the courage of conviction for implementing big, bold ideas; demonetisation and the GST reforms are good examples of it.
According to BJP insiders, Irani’s appointment reflects the party’s faith in her to articulate the government position. She has been party spokesperson for years.
While 2.2 lakh pilgrims had visited Amarnath last year, over 2.16 lakh pilgrims have already visited the holy cave by Tuesday with three weeks still to go for the yatra to end on August 7.
The state government said it will outsource “wayside amenities” to private parties through public private-participation and ask telecom companies to lay optical fibre.
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