Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicJal Shakti ministry

Topic: Jal Shakti ministry

Punjab’s Vini Mahajan is new drinking water secretary, 8 other secy-level appointments cleared

In September this year, Mahajan was replaced as Punjab chief secretary after Charanjit Singh Channi took over as CM.

Test quality of water flowing from your house tap, get results on a dedicated portal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched one-stop portal for information on nearest water testing laboratory & other information related to water quality monitoring. 

Bommai ‘committed’, but here’s why Rs 9,000-cr Mekedatu project is unlikely to get going soon

Karnataka says it will go ahead with the project on the Cauvery river, but there is staunch opposition from Tamil Nadu, which believes the scheme will impact the river’s flow. 

After months of wrangling, Modi govt now likely to pay part of Andhra’s Polavaram dam project

Jal Shakti ministry has asked finance ministry to reimburse over Rs 4,000 cr that Andhra Pradesh has spent on the drinking water component of the project.

After nearly 40 years, India’s first river-linking project Ken-Betwa could finally begin

Union Jal Shakti minister Monday signed a tripartite agreement for the project with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

Modi govt fixes protocol for water testing, mandates accredited labs at all levels

Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also launched an online portal that will act as a centralised database for all the laboratories.

Farmers can earn Rs 1 lakh cr in 5 yrs from Jal Shakti ministry’s Gobardhan scheme, says govt

Under Gobardhan scheme, cattle and biodegradable waste in rural areas is managed to provide additional income to farmers. Govt has now launched a portal for the scheme.

Use more, pay more — graded water tariff likely soon as govt accepts finance panel suggestion

The 15th Finance Commission has said it is imperative to fix an appropriate price for water on a graded basis wherein 'higher consumption entails higher charges’.

Uttar Pradesh govt to build 1,038 new Ganga aarti site along river in Bijnor, Ballia

Last December, during a meeting of the Union Jal Shakti Ministry, instructions were given to develop ancient and historical religious places and temples as tourist spots.

UP to get less Ken-Betwa water in non-monsoon period as Modi govt revises river-linking deal

The Rs 18,000-crore project receives fresh push after Jal Shakti ministry sends revised agreement to Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for concurrence.

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Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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