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Need early steps on 'Jal Jeevan Mission': Jal Shakti Minister to Southern states

Hyderabad, Nov 11 (UNI) Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday emphasised the urgency to start working on Jal Jeevan Mission as the first six months of the mission are critical for the success of the mission.
Speaking at the regional review meeting held on Jal Jeevan Mission attended from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,Telangana and UTs of Puducherry and Lakshadweep, here, Shekhatwat stressed the need for retrofitting the existing schemes to incorporate household tap connections and also for a streamlined system of financial management; and assured the states of a smooth fund flow from the centre.
He also advised the States on the steps envisaged for sustaining the gains of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The states were appraised regarding the steps to be taken in the next phase that is ODF Plus to keep the sanitation momentum going.
In the review, the preparation and progress on water related schemes in the Southern States was assessed and the way forward was discussed.
Ministry of Jal Shakti Secretary Prameswaran Iyer, highlighted the steps that are needed to be taken for proper implementation of the programme.
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14 Dec 2019 | 10:08 PM

Eluru, Dec 14 (UNI) In a major fire accident, electrical transformer in the power station of Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme was exploded on Saturday.

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BJP launches long-term Namami Musi River programme

14 Dec 2019 | 10:00 PM

Vikarabad, Dec 14 (UNI) Telangana BJP State President K Laxman on Saturday launched a long-term 'Namami Musi River' (NMR) programme to mount pressure on the TRS government to take measures for effective abatement of pollution and its conservation and creating awareness among the people.

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Police files charge sheet in woman’s gang rape ,murder case

14 Dec 2019 | 9:31 PM

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