The government would implement across the country the Uttarkashi model of creating employment through a drinking water and a waste management project, Union minister Uma Bharti said.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has issued guidelines for menstrual hygiene management which is an integral part of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
The BJP MP from Jhansi said she wants to work from "9 am to 5 pm".
Bharti said the main idea behind the campaign was to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of clean India as well as meet the prime minister's target of making the entire country open defecation free by 2019.
"In order to ensure clean Ganga, the industrial units which are located on the banks of Ganga will be shifted to other places. The framework of this plan has been drawn. The Uttar Pradesh government is making efforts to shift the tanneries located in Kanpur to other places," said Bharti, minister for water resources, river development & Ganga rejuvenation, who was here to participate in Ganga Dashera celebrations.
Bail was also granted to BJP leader Vinay Katiyar, VHP's Vishnu Hari Dalmia and one-time Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Ritambara, who also presented themselves before the court today.
BJP’s Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Sadhvi Ritambara have also been asked by Special CBI judge SK Yadav to be present before the court.
BJP stalwarts L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will appear before a special CBI court here tomorrow for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
On Thursday, the court asked Advani, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and others to appear before it. The court is likely to frame charges against the accused on Friday.
The court postponed today's hearing as Satish Pradhan, one of the six accused, did not appear before it.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed CBI’s appeal in Babri mosque demolition case and restored criminal conspiracy charge against L K Advani and other BJP leaders.
The Supreme Court today is expected to give its verdict on a case of criminally conspiring to demolish Babri Masjid against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti on whether they will stand trial for the case.
"They have a very strange attitude. They don't attend meetings (on Ganga). I am going to write to Banerjee to send officials for the meetings," Minister of Water Resources Bharti told reporters here.
The investigating agency has challenged the May 2010 Allahabad High Court decision absolving Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister Uma Bharti, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and others of the charge of criminal conspiracy that led to the razing of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya of Uttar Pradesh on December 6, 1992.
"BJP this election has worked on non-Yadav OBC and upper caste mobilisation. If this combination is successful in bringing BJP back to power in UP, then the CM could be from either of the communities," Sumit Pande of CNN-News18 says.
The Supreme Court today kept its options open on examining the dropping of conspiracy charge against accused like L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the demolition of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri structure in Ayodhya in 1992.
Central assistance worth over Rs 2,845 crore has been released for various Extension, Renovation and Modernisation (ERM) irrigation projects under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) till December 2016, government said today.
Announcing this, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said her ministry was working with NITI Aayog to finalise funding pattern for the project.
SC also issued directive to the government to form a Cauvery management board by October 4. It ordered the management board to examine the ground realities and submit a report next week.
Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Uma Bharti today jointly launched 'Smart Ganga City' programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage network there on hybrid annuity mode on public private partnership basis.
Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said that "Tamil Nadu has always cooperated to the project but Kerala opposed to it due to certain concerns. The Prime Minister has made it clear that we should discuss the project only with those states which have given consent to it.
Union Minister Uma Bharti was admitted to AIIMS today after she complained of "chest pain" and her condition is stated to be stable and healthy.
A Delhi Jal Board (DJB) delegation led by Water Minister Kapil Mishra presented the plan to Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti at Shram Shakti Bhawan here.
The Water Resources minister alleged that the UP CM was not granting time to officers of her department to give a presentation on the project for granting of NOC.