Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday called on Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and discussed about the State’s various irrigation projects besides Jal Jeevan Mission. As we look forward to the effective implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission’s Har Ghar Jal in all States, various issues regarding the same in Telangana, among others were discussed,” Shekhawat tweeted after meeting Rao. The CM was in Delhi to attend a high-level meeting of the ‘CMs of ten Naxal-hit States’ to be chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Rao, who is on a three-day visit to the national capital, also met Union Food Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss the PDS paddy issue.
Andhra Pradesh’s ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) completed a clean sweep of ZPTC and MPTC elections as all the results were declared in the early hours of Monday. The party had bagged 505 of the 515 Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTCs) and 5,998 of the 7,219 Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTCs).
The results declared by State Election Commission (SEC) show YSRCP completely dominated the poll battle in all the districts. The ruling party bagged almost all the seats in nearly all the districts. The elections for the local bodies were held in April but the counting of votes was delayed due to court case. The Andhra Pradesh High Court had last week given green signal for counting of votes and the same was taken up on Sunday morning.
Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have topped an index that ranks states on food safety parameters for the 2020-21 year, according to an FSSAI report unveiled by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday.
The index ranks states on five parameters of food safety: human resources and institutional data, compliance, food testing facility, training and capacity building besides consumer empowerment. This is the third index on food safety of the Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which the Union Minister released on the completion of 15 years of the formation of the regulatory body.
Jammu and Kashmir
After inaugurating a cricket stadium at Government Degree College Magam in Budgam district, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday said the way India waved the victory flag in Olympics and Paralympics, she wished youth of Kashmir would also play and make the nation proud.
The minister also laid the foundation of bridge Magam towards Budgam. The bridge was a long-awaited need of the people living here. It will ease the transport barriers. Smriti Irani also met the artisans and hand weavers of the valley. At an event named ‘POSHAN Maah 2021’ in Budgam, she thanked the Anganwadi workers of the Kashmir Valley for their dedication and commitment to serve pregnant women and children in harsh weather conditions and amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Newly-appointed Dalit-Sikh Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi took oath of office along with his two deputies at a simple ceremony here in the Punjab capital that was delayed for 20 minutes owing to late arrival of party leader Rahul Gandhi. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and O.P. Soni, both ministers in previous Council of Ministers led by Amarinder Singh, took oath for the posts of the Deputy Chief Ministers. Rahul Gandhi reached the venue when the oath-taking ceremony was almost over. Ahead of his oath-taking ceremony, the chief minister-designate on Monday morning paid obeisance at Gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib at Chamkaur Sahib, his home constituency.