Shekhawat’s remarks come more than a fortnight after the Centre moved to scrap the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories, which has prompted protests from Pakistan.
Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat lays out government plan on revival, reuse of water through traditional water bodies, rainwater harvesting and treatment of sewage water, and calls for more interest from states and behavioural change among public
Narendra Modi govt's new focus: The scheme ‘Nal se Jal’ to provide piped drinking water to every household will be a component of the government’s Jal Jivan Mission. This was among the primary promises made in the BJP’s vision document released in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
During the election campaign, Modi had promised to form an integrated ministry dealing with water issues. In the first Modi government, the project to clean Ganga was moved from the Ministry of Environment and Forests to the Ministry of Water Resources.