Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who is already in charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has also assumed office as the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Speaking about the same, Javadekar said, he has been asked to make a "couple of changes" which he has started immediately.
"I have been asked to take temporary charge of heavy industries ministries and hnd h from today itself so that routine work is not delayed"
A day after Shiv Sena's Union Minister Arvind Sawant resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has been given additional charge of his Ministry. Furthermore addressing the ongoing issue of pollution, Javadekar said stubble burning is a big reason behind the pollution and a lot of work has been done to eradicate that.
"There are 200 new vehicles entering the roads daily. We have done a lot of work to prevent dust pollution.I will visit those places where stubble and garbage are burned infrequent basis. Stubble burning is a big reason.However, there has been a decrease in cracking firecrackers this year. Everyone has to work together on this. "
Union Minister and Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant resigned on November 11, calling himself a "true Shiv Sainik". Amid uncertainty over government formation in Maharashtra, Sawant's resignation from PM Modi's cabinet comes as a significant development in the ongoing Maharashtra political crisis.
"Our alliance in the state is dead and a new government is going to be formed. In such a situation, for me to continue in my post is not moral or appropriate. Hence, I have tendered my resignation to Prime Minister Modi," he said.
On being asked if the Shiv Sena has separated from the NDA at the Centre, he added, "As I have already submitted my resignation to PM Modi, you can understand what it means," he said in the press conference.