India Water Week

THE HANS INDIA |   Oct 10,2017 , 12:22 AM IST


Water is the harbinger and sustainer of all life on the planet, especially the humankind. With the growing population and improvement in economic status, the demand for available water resources is also increasing. As a result, there is an urgency to conserve and utilize the limited availability of water resources in an optimum and efficient manner to satisfy larger needs.

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has therefore created a unique platform for deliberating all the related issues and better management of water resources. The government has involved all stakeholders including decision makers, politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs of water resources from India as well as abroad to discuss strategies for managing the demands and supplies in the right manner.

The Government of India proposed to complete 99 prioritised Major & Medium Irrigation – AIBP Projects in 18 States along with their CAD works by December 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) Mission established in MoWR, RD & GR. In order to establish an international event focused on water resources of India, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has been organising India Water Week since 2012 as an annual international event. Four editions of India Water Week have been organised so far in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.  

President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate India Water Week – 2017 on October 10, in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and Union Ministers of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal and Dr Satya Pal Singh.  About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five day international event. The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth.”

The 5th edition of India Water Week (IWW) will be celebrated with a multi-disciplinary conference and a concurrently running exhibition enriching the theme and showcasing the technologies and solutions available for the areas under deliberation of the meet.  The event will have the following major components: Water, Food and Energy Security – Essential requirement for sustainable development; Water for inclusive Growth; Sustainable energy development – Key for all round economic growth; and Water and Society.

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