Uma Bharti Calls For Water Revolution In The Country

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The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti releasing a book at the National Seminar on Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Multipurpose Development of Water Resources and Present Challenges, in New Delhi on April 19, 2016. The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mr. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Sanwar Lal Jat, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria and The Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Shashi Shekhar are also seen.

National Seminar on Multi-Purpose Development of Water Resources and Present Challenges

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri. Uma Bharti has called for water revolution in the country. Addressing a seminar on Multi-purpose Development of Water Resources and Present Challenges in New Delhi on April 19, the Minister expressed concern over drought in certain parts of the country.

She directed officials of Central Water Commission and other allied agencies in her Ministry to visit every block of drought affected areas in the country to chalk out a detailed plan to face this challenge. The Minister said we should have this kind of planning for every block of the country to effectively face drought in future.

The Minister also announced that 100 villages dominated by SCs in the country will be selected under Jal Gram Scheme for water conservation. Jal Gram is a scheme under Jal Kranti Abhiyan of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in which two water starved villages will be selected from every district in the country for all round development of water resources. The Minister referred to little known contributions of Baba Saheb in water resources sector and announced that from next year her Ministry will celebrate Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary as Jal Divas.

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

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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