PM Narendra Modi launches Atal Bhujal Yojana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday flagged off the 'Atal Bhujal Yojana', a scheme aimed a...
British Hindus expected to vote for Conservatives in elections
A group of British Indians have been campaigning for “pro-India” candidates in 40 seats, the majority of which are Conservative candidates. A large number of PIO Sikhs and Muslims “were still with Labour”, Political analyst Kapil Dudakia claimed. The British-Indian vote will also help Tory candidate Alok Sharma increase his majority in Reading West.
Govt sanctions 305 projects for Clean Ganga Mission: Shekhawat
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.
22% of India’s groundwater dried up or in critical state: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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.
Around 22% groundwater has either dried up or in critical category: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
"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.
India will achieve the target of safe drinking water for all by 2024, says Jalshakti minister Shekhawat
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.
Have advised states to charge water fee for infra upkeep: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
"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.
Notion that Ganga is polluted is wrong: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
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.
God gave brains to senior Congress leaders: Shekhawat on advise to not 'demonise' Modi
Shekhawat said: "I want to thank Jairam Ramesh and I am glad that God has given some brains to senior Congress leaders when they say that governance of PM Modi should be studied."
Gajendra Shekhawat to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan today
The scheme aims to make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement.
India plans water offensive on Pakistan
Pakistan’s water supply will be ‘choked’. Pakistan will be left ‘high and dry’ as India plans water offensive. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gaj...
Water crisis an opportunity to become surplus nation: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Jal Shakti minister
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat just laid out a detailed road map on water for the next five years.
Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill
The provisions of the bill is proposed to be applied to all specified dams in the country which have height of more than 15 metres, or between 10 metres to 15 metres.
Lok Sabha passes Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill
The Lower House approved the bill, which seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956, by a voice vote.
Government to extend session by 10 days, yet to inform opposition
The session that was to end on July 26 is now likely to get over on August 9.
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