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Delhi Confidential: New Element

While the sound of a conch shell is considered auspicious on some religious occasions, it is usually not heard at government events.

Rural Sanitation Strategy Released: Govt lays roadmap to deal with open defecation, sanitation issues

Secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Parameswaran Iyer on Friday said the framework for the rural sanitation programme had been drawn up and would be sent to the Union Cabinet shortly for approval.


Jal Shakti Minister takes Delhi Metro train, earns praise for simplicity

Photos of him accompanied by a man, probably an aide, went viral on social media media with many praising him for his down-to-earth attitude.

Work to stop water from flowing into Pakistan has started: Govt

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.

Dam safety Bill tabled in Lok Sabha, Opposition says state subject

The Bill seeks to set up the National Dam Safety Authority for proper surveillance, inspection and maintenance of specified dams and to address unresolved issues between States.

Delhi Confidential: Sip Of Life

Giving a presentation on water conservation for MPs on Tuesday, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat cited several success stories from India and around the world for inspiration.


Work should have begun 20 years ago. We’re late, but not too late: Jal Shakti Minister

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

Delhi Confidential: Thanks to teacher

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat credits his school teacher for his handwriting.

Govt to states: Integrate all water depts like Jal Shakti Ministry

Centre has requested all states to adopt an approach similar to the newly-formulated Jal Shakti Ministry that integrates all ministries and bodies dealing with water under one umbrella.

After Swachh Bharat, in the pipeline: Jal Shakti, Nal Se Jal for all

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.