Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital was the chief guest at Children sports event Organized by RWWCO

Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital was the chief guest at Children sports event Organized by RWWCO 

As part of its annual activities, the Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organization (RWWCO) organized a Sports Meet for the children of staff and officers working in Railway Board and other Railway organizations like RITES, IRCON, COFMOW, CRIS, IRWO, CONCOR, DFCCIL, RVNL, etc. on 7th February, 2016 at the Karnail Singh Stadium, New Delhi. Chairman, Railway Board Shri A.K.Mital, was the Chief Guest at the prize distribution ceremony and gave away certificates, prizes & souvenirs to the winners. 

The event was inaugurated by Smt. Rashmi Mital, President/RWWCO and nearly 150 children participated in various events. On this occasion, a colourful cultural programme featuring folk dances from the state of Punjab was presented by the cultural team from Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. 


RWWCO is the apex body of the chain of women’s welfare organisations spread over all Indian Railways engaged in the task of welfare of railwaymen and their families through various need-based socio/welfare activities. The organization started its activities in 1962 after Indo-China War, and while the primary concern of the Organisation is the welfare of Railway employees and their families, it has always risen to the call of the society and the nation- be it environmental awareness, family welfare drives, disturbances on the borders or the natural calamities. It is one of the fore-runner voluntary Organisations in the country today. (Photographs of the event are available on the pib website i.e. .


Uma Bharti to Inaugurate Jal Manthan 2016 

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti will inaugurate “Jal Manthan -2” on February 22, 2016 New Delhi. The main theme of two day event is ‘Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management’. 

The two day event will have consultations and discussions on River Basin Approach for Sustainable development, Ground water, Water security, Principles of allocation of water, innovation in water governance, Water management, Coordination between centre and states, Water conservation and need for a National Legislation on water. 

Union Ministers of related Ministries/Departments, Chief Ministers of some States/Union Territories, Irrigation/ Water Resources Ministers of States/UTs, eminent experts in water sector, representatives of NGOs and senior officers of the Central and State Governments will be attending the event. 

It may be recalled that first Jal Manthan was organized in November 2014. 


Uma Bharti asks her Ministry Officials to Work in Mission Mode for Successful Completion of Various Schemes 

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has asked her Ministry officials to work in mission mode for successful completion of various schemes. Chairing a high level meeting held in New Delhi today to review the progress of various schemes and programme of her Ministry, she exhorted senior officials of her Ministry to fulfil the task assigned to them in the given time frame. Referring to the various important schemes of her Ministry such as Namami Gange, programme Inter-linking of rivers, Integrated Water Resources Management Study of ten prioritized river basins, Jal Kranti Abhiyan and Ground Water Identification of Ground Structure and aquifer mapping, Sushri Bharti said that some of these progammes are flagship programmes of Modi Government. She stressed the need for achieving 100% e-governance in her Ministry and said that it should be achieved by the next meeting. 

Referring to the need for determining e-flow of all important rivers of the country, the Minister underlined the need for keeping the e-flow factor in mind while approving the designs of new dams. Sushri Bharti said that she is aware of the fact that no country in the world has been able to evolve a proper formula to determine the e-flow. She said Central Water Commission (CWC) should come forward with some guidelines for e-flow which may also be a guiding principle for other countries. The Minister also referred to the urgent need of updating the details of various water bodies in the country. She said CWC should collect these details from States on priority basis so that Kedarnath type tragedies could be avoided in future. The Minister also referred to the depletion of ground water level in and around Puri in Odisha due to illegal activities of building mafia and directed Central Ground Water Board to submit a report on the water level of Puri. Sushri Bharti also referred to some reservations expressed by a section of people in Odisha regarding Mahanadi- Godavari river link project and said that she was able to dispel this fear without much efforts. She also praised the role of media in this. 

Senior officials from various organisations, wings and divisions of the Ministry gave power point presentations about the achievements of their respective departments. 

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