Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for rural drinking water supply projects worth Rs 5,555 crore in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. When completed within two years, both projects will provide pipe-water supply to more than 4.2 million people in 2,995 villages in two districts of the Vindhyachal region. After inaugurating the projects through video conference, PM Modi will interact with members of the Water and Sanitation Committee of various villages in both districts, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement on Saturday.
According to CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the BJP government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to form a separate “cabinet” for the protection and promotion of cows and its members will be drawn from several departments. The first meeting of the “Cow Cabinet”, the first such body in the country to have a Chief Minister among its members, will be held on Sunday in a cow sanctuary.
On the political front, BJP’s ally Bodoland People’s Front founding member and MP Biswajit Daimary, who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, will join the saffron party today.
Meanwhile, the written examination for the recruitment of sub-inspectors in Assam Police, which was canceled due to the question paper leaking, will be held today. The recruitment exam for 597 sub-inspectors was canceled minutes after it began on 20 September, as the question paper was leaked on social media.