Giving a big push to Prime Narendra Modi's ambitious Clean India mission, the government on Tuesday proposed a major hike in funds provided for constructing household toilets in rural areas and providing better sanitation facilities in schools and anganwadis.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking inclusion of the state for financial aid from World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and others to ensure safe drinking water for all.
State ministers in charge of drinking water and sanitation will meet here Monday to undertake a review of the progress in the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) and evolve a strategy for speedy implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s mission of `Swachh Bharat` (Clean India) by 2019.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were today granted more time by the Delhi High Court to resolve the issue between them in a defamation case filed by the BJP leader against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief after the two sides said they have not been able to sit together till date.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of ambitious Metro Rail Project in Nagpur on Thursday. Modi is also scheduled to inaugurate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Phase I and a flyover on National Highway 6, all in Nagpur.
Days after Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha that the NDA government intends to change the toll policy in the days to come, the clamour for making the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyover toll free has become louder.
To reduce dependence on roads for cargo movement and to reduce the costs, JNPT, country`s largest container port, will be setting up satellite ports at Wardha, Aurangabad and Surat, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is expected to visit Tamil Nadu soon for discussions with different parties to find an amicable solution to the issue of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project, officials said Saturday.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said the party`s meeting with Union ministers in Delhi were positive and the ministers have promised to ensure the development of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).
The issue of Ram Setu came up for a discussion in Lok Sabha on Thursday where the Centre assured the lawmakers that it will not be dismantled and the government will explore others alternatives suggested by various expert committees.