Website Of National Water Mission Launched
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri. Uma Bharti has stressed the need for comprehensive water resources management plan for the entire nation. Chairing the 2nd meeting of the Advisory Board of National Water Mission in New Delhi on April 26, the Minister said that such a plan is very much necessary to meet the challenges of drought and should be finalized in consultations with state governments.
Sushri. Bharti said that public participation is a prerequisite for the success of any such plan. The Minister also launched the web portal (nationalwatermission.gov.in) of National Water Mission on the occasion.
Union Minister of state for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat said that farmer has to be told about the alternatives for excessive use of ground water for irrigation purpose. He said while recommending change in pattern of crops it is necessary to understand its economics. Prof. Jat also launched the logo of NWM on the occasion.
Mr. Nikhilesh Jha, Mission Director, NWM gave a detailed account of the website and efforts made in designing it by NIC. He appreciated the efforts of NWM and NIC officials in the development of website.