Jal Shakti’ Ministry to deal with integrated water issues

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  • 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.
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