‘India Water Week’ Is A Key Initiative For Sharing Best Practices And Exchanging Ideas: President

The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at the valedictory function of the 4th India Water Week- 2016, in New Delhi on April 08, 2016. The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Mr. Chaudhary Birender Singh, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan,Mrs. Vasundhara Raje Scindia, the Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Sanwar Lal Jat and the Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Shashi Shekhar are also seen.
The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at the valedictory function of the 4th India Water Week- 2016, in New Delhi on April 08, 2016. The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Mr. Chaudhary Birender Singh, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan,Mrs. Vasundhara Raje Scindia, the Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Sanwar Lal Jat and the Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Shashi Shekhar are also seen.

Showcasing Technologies And Solutions For Improving Efficiency In Water Use

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee addressed the valedictory function of India Water Week-2016 at New Delhi on April 8.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he saw “India Water Week” itself – as a key initiative for sharing best practices and exchanging ideas to identify timely solutions to the critical water issues confronting our world today. It is heartening that there has been a good response to the exhibition that concurrently been held – showcasing technologies and solutions for improving efficiencies in water use. He thanked the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for organizing this event – and appreciate the contribution of partner Ministries of the Central and State Governments.

The President said that he cannot emphasize enough the value of a multi-disciplinary approach to water. We must prioritize resilient eco-systems, modern data management systems and innovations in technology. Our laws should inculcate a respect for the principle that water is a common legacy. We must treasure it, utilize it in a manner that enables us to pass it on – intact if not enhanced to our Generation Next. Government’s Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and Integrated Watershed Management Programme are important programmes to achieve this objective.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways; Su Mrs. Uma Bharti Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation; Mr. Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Panchayati Raj; Mrs. Vasundhra Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Mr. Sanwar Lal Jat, MoS for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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