Prelims Syllabus : Governance Mains Syllabus : Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
Why in News:
- A new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry, in which the erstwhile Ministries of Water Resources and Drinking Water and Sanitation will be merged, has been formed
- Mr. Shekhawat took charge of the Ministry
- The remit of the Ministry will encompass issues ranging from international and inter-State water disputes, the Namami Gange project, the flagship initiative to clean the Ganga, its tributaries and sub-tributaries and the provision of clean drinking water.
- Mr. Shekhawat said that the priority would be to provide clean drinking water to everyone.