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30-Jul-2019 Ujjain

Will wear saree next time if Mahakal priests ask : Uma Bharti

Former Union minister Uma Bharti, who offered prayers in Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain on Tuesday, said that the next time she will wear a saree while praying to Baba Mahakal if the priests ask her to do so.It is mandatory for women to wear saree-blouse if...

14-Apr-2019 Bhopal

My part in defeating Digvijaya already done: Uma Bharti

BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti, whose name has been mentioned as a probable against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal, on Sunday said she had already done her part in dislodging him from power and now the city's people would defeat...

04-Dec-2018 Bhopal

After Sushma Swarj, Uma Bharti not to contest 2019 polls

Close on the heels of Union Minister Sushma Swarj announcing her decision not to contest the next Lok Sabha polls, Central Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said she too would not join the 2019 election fray.Uma Bharti told the media that although she had decided...

06-Nov-2018 Buxar (Bihar)

Pilot Ganga Grams will be the role model for village cleanliness

Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati has said that maintaining sustainable behavior towards better sanitation is everyone’s responsibility. She was speaking in Ganga Gram Swachchhata Sammelan at Chyavan Rishi Ashram in Chousa Village...

04-Nov-2018 Rajmahal (Jharkhand)

Jharakhand to become ODF by by 15th of this month

Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharati said that with the present rate of sanitation coverage in the state, Jharkhand will become open defecation free state on it’s upcoming foundation day - 15th November. She was speaking in Ganga Gram...

04-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Jharkhand to become open defecation free by November 15 : Uma Bharti

With the current rate of sanitation coverage in Jharkhand, the state will become open defecation free (ODF) by November 15, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti said on Sunday.Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on November 15, 2000 to...

13-Aug-2018 Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 20 Ghats in Kanpur and Bithoor

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 20 newly constructed/ restored Ghats on river Ganga in Kanpur and Bithoortoday .The Minister also announced...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Swajal Launched in 115 Aspirational Districts of India

A National Consultation on the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) and Swajal was held in the Capital today to discuss the reforms needed in NRDWP and to outline a road map for the Swajal scheme. The consultation was chaired by the Union Minister...

10-Apr-2018 Motihari (Bihar)

Narendra Modi blasts opposition for 'dividing' the country

Amid nationwide protests by Dalits after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the opposition of dividing the country."They (opposition) are creating hurdles...

27-Feb-2018 Bhikampura, Karauli (Rajasthan)

Uma Bharti launches 2nd project of Swajal Yojana in Rajasthan

Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, today launched the Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, Karauli, Rajasthan. Besides ensuring the availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year, the project would also...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Swachh Bharat adequately funded, will meet 2019 goal : Uma Bharti

The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Sushri Uma Bharti, today said that the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is an adequately funded programme, and the Government is confident of the realization of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision...

31-Oct-2017 Bhopal

Hardik Patel, Kanhaiya Kumar are 'fighters': Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday termed Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel and former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar as "fighters" who failed to garner mass support due to their criticism of Prime Minister Narendra...

02-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi gives away Swachh Bharat Awards on Gandhi Jayanti

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Swachh Bharat Diwas, and the conclusion of Swachhata Hi Seva fortnight, gave away the Swachh Bharat National Awards at a ceremony organised by Ministry of...

05-Sep-2017 New Delhi

No one can separate me from Ganga, says sulking Uma

Apparently upset over being stripped of the Ganga Rejuvenation portfolio, Uma Bharti on Tuesday said no one can separate her from the river Ganga and announced that she will begin a padyatra along the banks of the holy river from Gangasagar next month.Bharti, from...

28-Jul-2017 New Delhi

No Politics on Water says Uma Bharti Jal Manthan-iv Inaugurated

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said that there should not be any politics on water and State should rise above their State outlook and should work for a national outlook on water management...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Law to preserve Ganga after due consideration : Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said a law to protect Ganga river will be brought in only after thorough consideration and refused to comment on the penal provisions in the draft statute."We are minutely studying the draft law. It is a...

26-May-2017 Kolkata

Uma Bharti begins Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti today visited Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute located at Barrackpore, West Bengal during the first leg of her Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan. This institution is specialized...

26-May-2017 Kolkata

Uma Bharti inspects Kolkata ghats

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday inspected the ghats along the Ganga river here as part of her 15-day trip across five states to assess the execution of the central government's 'Namami Gange' (National Mission for Clean Ganga) programme.According...

21-May-2017 New Delhi

Will take 7 years to attain Ganga's ecological flow : Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Sunday that her promise to clean the Ganga river by October 2018 will be fulfilled but ensuring the river's ecological flow can take several more years."I am working on a timeline. We launched the first phase...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti launches Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti today launched Bundelkhand water conservation programme at Bandri in Sagar District of MP. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said this programme will benefit drought...

27-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti to launch Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Sushri Uma Bharti will launch extensive water conservation programme for drought prone areas of Bundelkhand, Marathwada, Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput in Odisha. Sushri Bharti will...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti cancels Ayodhya visit

Union Minister Uma Bharti, who had announced a visit to Ayodhya to offer prayers to Ram Lala, cancelled her programme on Wednesday after the Supreme Court revived the conspiracy charge against her in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case."The issue of Ram...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Will not resign, conspiracy charges not proven : Uma Bharti

BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday said she would not resign as Union Minister and that the charges of conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case have not yet been proven against her.Her remarks came after the Supreme Court revived the conspiracy charge...

14-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Mamata promoting fundamentalism, hatred in Bengal : Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday went all guns blazing at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of fanning fundamentalism and politics of hatred, while falling to provide leadership to implement development projects.On...

14-Apr-2017 Howrah (West Bengal)

BJP will form government in Bengal with majority : Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in West Bengal "with a clear majority" in the next assembly polls."BJP will form the government in Bengal with a clear majority, just...

08-Apr-2017 Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath, Uma Bharti vow to make Ganga clean

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday met Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Conservation Minister Uma Bharti and assured her of all support and cooperation from the state government in cleaning up the Ganga."The largest stretch...

07-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti Launches MIS for Monitoring PMKSY Projects

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti launched MIS for monitoring PMKSY project in New Delhi today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister said the MIS will help in quick monitoring of PMKSY projects....

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti Calls for Strengthening River Water Co-Operation with Nepal

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has called for strengthening river water co-operation with Nepal. She stated this while Nepalese Irrigation Minister Shri Deepak Giri called on her in New Delhi today.Sushri...

16-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti launches Cleanliness Fortnight in her Ministry

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti launched cleanliness fortnight in her Ministry by administering Swachh Bharat pledge to the officials and employees of her Ministry in New Delhi today. Speaking on the...

27-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Not fielding Muslims in UP a mistake : Uma Bharti

Union minister Uma Bharti on Monday said the BJP made "a huge mistake" by not fielding any Muslim candidate in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly polls."I am really feeling sorry that we could not field a Muslim. I spoke with (BJP President) Amit Shah and...

10-Feb-2017 Lukhnow

Rapists should be beaten, wounds sprinkled with salt : Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday said rapists should be beaten up with their head upside down and the wounds sprinkled with salt and chilli.Addressing an election rally in Agra, the firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said "rapists have...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Water management requires support of people : Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday stressed the need for participation of people in water resources management, saying "there is a need to convert 'Jal Kranti' (water revolution) into 'Jan Kranti' (peoples revolution)".Inaugurating the third edition...

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Dr. Ambedkar’s birth day to be celebrated as Water Day- Uma Bharti

Lauding the contribution of Dr. B R Ambedkar in water resources management of the country Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that his birth day 14th April will be celebrated as “Water...

10-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Government to commemorate birth centenary of Nanaji Deshmukh

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday said that the government will commemorate the birth centenary of social activist and former RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh from October 11 (Tuesday), 2016 to October 11, 2017.Nanaji Deshmukh was born in Kadoli in...

04-Oct-2016 Pune (Maharashtra)

Water availability to be main planning focus in future : Hamid Ansari

Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari has said the issue of water availability in India could become a central question before national planning agencies in the future with the impact of global climate changes.He urged the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS)...

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