Uma Bharti took charge as the Minister for Water Resources in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. She said that Saving the Ganga is her top priority and that she will put all efforts to rejuvenate the holy river.

Uma Bharti further expressed her happiness that Narendra Modi contested and won from the banks of the Ganga (Varanasi) and that she had been trusted with the Save the Ganga project to revive the river back to life.

The government will work out a policy initiative for the river development of other main water bodies as well as Ganga Rejuvenation. But no particular time frame as been specified. The Water Resources Ministry has been renamed as the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Watch the video below of BJP leader Uma Bharti addressing the media after taking charge.