Uma Bharti

  • Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years Yesterday

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved. "I am being asked many questions on the...
  • Uma Bharti launches web portal on Ganga rejuvenation plan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government. The bilingual website has a provision to receive feedback from the public,...
  • Stop bureaucratic answers, unveil plan to clean Ganga, SC tells government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday asked the government not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stage-by-stage timeline for effective monitoring. "Don't give us a vision plan. An artist's view. It may take 200 years to implement,"...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti July 28, 2014

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Uma Bharti demands CBI probe into Vyapam recruitment scam July 28, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Minister Uma Bharti had demanded investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)scam, better known as Vyapam recruitment scam. Speaking to reporters in MP's Satna, the BJP leader alleged that a CBI probe was necessary in the case as there was...
  • Rise in rape cases due to degradation of social values: Uma Bharti July 21, 2014

    Blaming degradation of social values for rising rape and molestation cases in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the problem can be overcome through social pressure and compulsions. "The degradation of social values and disintegration has encouraged such incidents and the values of our social heritage can help...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to clean-up other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...
  • Those involved in MPPEB scam should not be spared, says Uma Bharti June 22, 2014

    Amid growing demand to hand over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said the accused involved in the case should not be spared at any cost. "I expect that the criminal (behind the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination scam), howsoever powerful he...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Countrywide tree plantation drive: Uma Bharti June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced a nationwide tree plantation drive would be organised to mark the first anniversary of Kedarnath deluge during the flash floods which had hit Uttarakhand last year. She told reporters that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur,...
  • Delhi MP's car collides with Uma Bharti's escort vehicle June 11, 2014

    New Delh: Three people, including two policemen, were injured after Delhi MP Parvesh Verma's car collided head-on with union minister Uma Bharti's escort vehicle here on Wednesday, police said. Both the minister and the MP were not travelling when the incident occurred in Vijay Chowk, the square in front of Rashtrapati...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 for...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries, Minister...
  • Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti take oath in Sanskrit June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took her oath as a member of the newly-elected 16th Lok Sabha in impeccable Sanskrit on Thursday. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was followed by party colleague Uma Bharti, Union Minister for water resources and Ganga rejuvenation, who also took her oath as...
  • Badaun gangrape: Centre to intervene on UP governor's report, says Kalraj Mishra June 2, 2014

    Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra on Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor BL Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state. Talking to...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He said that...
  • Statements of Mulayam and Akhilesh strengthen rapists' spirit: Uma Bharti May 31, 2014

    Attacking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said their statements "strengthen the spirit of rapists." "Statements by Mulayam and his son only strengthen the spirit of rapists," the...
  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • We will make Ganga 'pious' again, says Uma Bharti May 28, 2014

    Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday vowed to clean up river Ganga, one of the key priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has won the election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. "Efforts will be made to make it clean, as pious as it was in the past with the...
  • Modi Cabinet: Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti to take charge of their ministries today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Several ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are set to take over their new offices on Wednesday. Sushma Swaraj is set to take charge as the External Affairs Ministers while Uma Bharti will take over the Water Resources Ministry. Swaraj was present during Modi's meeting with Pakistan...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNN-IBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • Meet the women in PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. Barring Nirmala Sitharaman, who has been made Minister of State with Independent Charge, rest including Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Najma Heptulla, the lone Muslim face,...
  • Uma Bharti commits Twitter faux pas on portfolio details May 26, 2014

    Cabinet Minister Uma Bharti on Monday committed a faux pas when she announced her portfolio on Twitter even though the official word on the appointments to the various ministries was still awaited. Soon after she was administered the oath of office, Bharti tweeted that she has got the portfolio of Water...