Water Resource Ministry

  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its prepoll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • EC allows Water Ministry to seek Cabinet's nod for scheme October 23, 2013

    With the model code of conduct in force, the Water Resources Ministry had sought the Election Commission's approval to place before the Union Cabinet a scheme to better predict floods, which the EC has allowed. The Ministry had recently approached the poll panel to seek its approval on placing before the...
  • Govt to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: With per capita availability of water depleting at a faster pace, the government on Thursday approved a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource. Under the proposal, which got the nod of the Union...
  • Irrigation scam: Central water panel writes to Maharashtra October 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The Central Water Commission has written to the state Water Resources Ministry asking it to furnish full details of all contracts (above Rs 1 crore) awarded in the 17 irrigation projects in Maharashtra that are partly funded by the Central government. The letter seeks details of works awarded, beginning...
  • 25 states drinking unsafe water: Ministry data May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Are we drinking poisoned water? According to data submitted in Parliament, groundwater across 25 states is contaminated with chemicals beyond permissible limits, and this may cause severe health complications. Dangerous levels of fluorides, nitrates and heavy metals like lead have been found in pockets of 158 districts across 25...
  • I tried my best to perform well: Saifuddin Soz May 23, 2009

    Former Water Resources minister Saifuddin Soz has been dropped from the Cabinet. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Soz says he has worked hard and performed his best in the ministry. CNNIBN: Are you expecting to be in the Cabinet? Saifuddin Soz: Everyone has ambitions and expectations. It is the honourable Prime Minister's prerogative....