Buoyed by pick up in demand, cargo traffic at these ports rose by 4.77 per cent to 679.35 million tonnes (MT) during 2017-18 compared to 648.47 MT during 2016-17. The 12 major ports have capacity of about 1,400 MT at present.
According to a report by the Niti Aayog, India is facing the “worst water crisis” in its history. Mismanagement, climate change and drought are some of the reasons for this.
Claiming that the government was determined to clean not only Ganga, but also Yamuna and other tributaries, he said several steps have been taken in the direction.
Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari expressed his sorrow over the demise of Bhaiyyu Maharaj in a tweet, saying, “Learnt about the death of spiritual guru Shri Bhaiyyuji Maharaj. I had a personal relationship with him. His untimely death is saddening. My humble tributes.”
The row began after Shehla Rashid tweeted on June 9: “Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, then blame it on Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims # RajivGandhiStyle”.
Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today welcomed former President Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to accept an invitation to attend an RSS event, saying it is a “good start” and “political untouchability” is an outdated concept.
To a query if he would mediate between the two parties ahead of the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra polls next year, Gadkari said he was too busy with his ministerial work in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari declared Phase 1 of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway open Sunday. It is being described as the country’s first 14-lane expressway.
On Thursday, at a lunch hosted by BJP chief Amit Shah for ministers and mediapersons to mark four years of the Narendra Modi government, Gadkari, who has lost almost 10 kg, was seen discouraging others from eating a number of items on the table.
Nitin Gadkari said that subsidising retail prices of petrol and diesel would take money away from irrigation schemes, the Ujwala scheme of free LPG to villages, the rural electrification process, the Mudra scheme of loans, and others.
Nitin Gadkari said the BJP will fight 2019 on the development plank, and that cleaning the Ganga is his topmost priority in the last year of the government’s term.
He succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to Potdar Nursing Home.
Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik demanded that the names of all companies who have been awarded contracts, sub-contracts and other responsibilities be displayed at the site of the bridges along with other details.
The Union minister said there was no shortage of funds in the country, and added that he will not tolerate corruption. He said the money does not belong to contractors but “the poor of this country.’’
In May 2016, the IAF had agreed to provide 15-acre additional land for airport expansion, if the govt provides a land of its choice admeasuring the same area in exchange.