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Why FM should stick to math & avoid grand gestures this Budget

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  • The PM chaired the meeting of the council at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture University. He reviewed the works completed under the project so far and exchanged notes on cleaning the Ganga with dignitaries, officials said. The meeting chaired by the PM was attended by chief ministers Yogi Adityanath and Trivendra Singh Rawat, respectively.

    The ‘Dynamic Ground Water Resources of India’ report of the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) showed that 1,499 out of 6,881 assessed units in 2017 came under ‘over-exploited’ (1,186 units) and ‘critical’ (313 units) categories. The highest number of water stressed blocks were in Tamil Nadu.

    New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) le...

    "Our dependence on groundwater is 65 per cent. It is not infinite. It is invisible, so we don't know how much water is being used. Almost 22 per cent of ground water has either dried up or is in the critical category. The government is mapping aquifers," Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said at an event here.

    The Swedish Royal couple - King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia - will travel to India between December 1 and 6. This is his third trip to India, the earlier visits being a State Visit in 1993 and a visit leading Royal Technology Mission in 2005. During his visit, the King will hold talks with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    "In 6 lakh villages, ensuring drinking water supply will generate new employment as plumbing will be required everywhere. Sustainable development goals apart, the Jal Jeevan Mission provides a huge oppotunity for business and for employment, " ​Jal Shakti minister said.

    Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said a total of 305 projects have so far been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 28,613.75 crore, out of which 109 projects have been completed and rest are at various stages of implementation.

    Startups are prioritising gender diversity in leadership. Other newage companies including Jombay, Healthians, Bigbasket, Uber and Byju’s are stepping up their efforts to nurture future women leaders who can drive growth, product innovation and profitability.

    Shekhawat asserted that the government has launched water resources information system (WRIS) under which all states have been asked to give soil, moisture, ground water level, rain data etc.

    India extracts half of the total ground water used by the entire world. Our ground water usage is more than the combined ground water usage of USA and China. The study of India's groundwater aquifers will be completed in next two years, Shekhawat said. The Jalshakti minister also emphasised the need for the states to work towards seamless data transfer on water.

    The GoM was set up after government failed to push the proposal to legalise online pharmacies within 100 days of Modi govt’s second term, following opposition from the brick and mortar pharmacies. “The first meeting of GoM to regulate e-pharmacies was held on October 30." The health ministry made a presentation, explaining its position on the issue.

    Any plans of unbundling gas transmission may be positive in the short term as the demerged valuation may be much higher than implied by its current stock price.

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