Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Current Affairs, GK & News

Arunachal Pradesh to provide 100% tap water connections to all its households by 2023

The Government of North Eastern state Arunachal Pradesh has set a target to provide tap water connections to each and every household in the State by 2023 under Union Government’s flagship program Jal Jeevan Mission. What is Jal Jeevan Mission? Jal Jeevan Mission is a scheme under the Ministry of Jal Shakti which aims at ..

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‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’ book launched

The book ‘Swachh Bharat Revolution’, edited by Shri Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, has been translated into Hindi and published as ‘Swachh Bharat Kranti’. The book has been launched by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development, Smt. ..

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Railways to create 8 lakh employment opportunities for migrant workers

On June 24, 2020, the Indian Railways reviewed the progress of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan through video conferencing. Highlights With the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan operating in states namely UP, MP, Rajasthan, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, the Indian Railways are to play huge role in the programme. The Indian Railways will engage 1000s of migrant ..

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Centre sets target to provide Clean Drinking Water to all by 2024

The Central government has set a target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024. It includes increasing coverage of piped water to households from current 18 to 100% by 2024. Water Status in India Over the years per capita availability of water has fallen drastically. From 5,000 litre per capita availability of water ..

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Government  forms new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry

The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. About Jal Ministry Background: In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean ..

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