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Tag: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Centre Launches Campaign To Ensure Safe Piped Water Supply To Schools, Anganwadis
Centre Launches Campaign To Ensure Safe Piped Water Supply To Schools, Anganwadis

New Delhi: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched a 100-day campaign under the Jal Jeevan Mission on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on Friday to ensure safe piped water supply to schools and anganwadi centres across the country. Speaking to reporters on the occasion, Shekhawat said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching the logo […]

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Seeks Flood Mitigating Measures For Bhograi

Bhubaneswar: Union MoS, MSME, Pratap Sarangi has urged the Centre to take a comprehensive view on persistent flood problems faced by people of Bhograi block in Balasore district and address the issues. In a letter to Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Sarangi requested for flood mitigating measures for safeguarding the lives and […]

India's Water 'Unproductive', 'Least Productive': Minister

New Delhi: Asserting that the government is working in the direction of enhancing drinking water capacity in the country, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said India’s water is “unproductive” as well as “least productive”, and suggested that the drinkable water resource of the country can be restored for the next 50 years […]

Govt To Adopt Latest Techs For 'Har Ghar Jal': Shekhawat

Jaipur: The newly formed Jal Shakti Mantralaya is taking up innovative measures to meet the deadline for the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme by 2024, said Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The measures include adopting a latest technology named Helibound to map the water reservoirs pan India, bringing in a law on Right […]

President Felicitates 27 Women For Role In Swachh Mission

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind here on Friday conferred the Swachh Bharat Awards on 27 women champions from each state for their outstanding contribution to the Swachh Bharat Mission. These women worked at the grassroots level to provide better sanitation access to their families. Addressing the Swachh Mahotsav, the President said the biggest achievement […]

PM's top priority: Solve UP water crisis before 2022 polls

BY DEEPAK SHARMA New Delhi: By 2021, a year before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls, India’s largest state would have enough water to quench the thirst of its over 20 crore people. After writing personal letters to UP’s village pradhans to conserve water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now instructed Union Jal Shakti Minister […]

Modi keeps promise, creates Jal Shakti ministry

New Delhi: Delivering his first election promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday constituted a Ministry for “Jal Shakti” and appointed Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as its Minister. The newly-created Ministry will replace the previous Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry. It would ensure optimal utilisation of water. Addressing an election rally in Ramanathapuram […]

MSP hike cannot be state specific: Union Agriculture Minister

Bhubaneswar: Hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crop cannot be a mean to increase the income of farmers, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday. While speaking during OTV’s annual convention Foresight 2018 in Bhubaneswar, the Union Minister added, “Hike of the MSP cannot be […]

Odisha farmers using wrong pesticides: Union Agriculture Minister

Bargarh: The Thaimate brand of pesticides used by farmers in Odisha does not kill the pests but helps in their procreation, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat after visiting the drought and pest affected-areas in Sonepur and Bargarh districts today. “The farmers have used Thaimate pesticides due to lack of proper […]

Centre concerned over farmers' plight in Odisha: Union Minister Shekhawat

Bhubaneswar: There is no need for discussion with Odisha Government on farmers’ problem as the Centre is committed and answerable to the people of the country, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday. Shekhawat’s remarks came after Odisha agriculture minister Damodar Rout had recently accused BJP and […]

Pest menace in Odisha: Central team to visit affected areas on Nov 12

New Delhi: In order to assess the situation following pest attack on crops in Odisha, a central team comprising top agriculture experts will visit the affected areas in the State on November 12. The team headed by Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will visit worst-hit Bargarh district first followed by other […]