“If we are able to save the enormous amount of river water that gets lost to the seas as run-off, and are able to divert this to water deficit regions, we can solve the problem of water scarcity that exists in several states ,” Gadkari said
Majuli, said to be the largest inhabited river island in the world, has been shrinking for decades.
Questioning “why senior officials from the Indian Navy required to stay in south Mumbai”, the Union Shipping Minister had on Thursday stoked a controversy, stating that “not an inch” of land would be given to the Navy to build flats or quarters in the area
West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee said, “The government and party are different entities. If he boycotts the summit, it is assumed that the Centre does not prioritise industry.”
Nitin Gadkari had yesterday said “not an inch” of land would be given to Navy to build flats or quarters in the area.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis then took a vehicle to his destination to attend the party programme. A probe has been ordered into the incident, an official said.
Gadkari’s public displeasure comes in the backdrop of the Navy declining permission for building a floating jetty at Malabar Hill in south Mumbai, where a floating hotel and seaplane service are planned.
Gadkari lays foundation for Rs 300-cr terminal coming up on 4.5 lakh sq ft
The remarks came after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Navy was needed at the borders from where terrorists sneak in and not at Malabar Hill
BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river.
“Good roads save on fuel and time and give life a security. If you want good services, you will have to pay for it.”
Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of the works related to perennial flood and erosion management, dredging of the Brahmaputra and the express highway, the release said.
Stating that around eight lakh rural people in the state depend on kendu leaves, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said pluckers and binders are receiving dividends, incentives, allowances and are covered under several social security schemes.
Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and River Development Minister Nitin Gadkari appealed to the village heads to pledge unconditional support for making the river and the villages on its banks clean.
“Methanol gets made from coal and costs only Rs 22 per litre as against the prevailing price of about Rs 80 per litre for petrol,” the Transport Minister said