India at UNGA stresses need for building resilient systems for sustainable water use

India has stressed the need for building resilient systems that can provide long-term solutions for the sustainable use of water. Speaking at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level meeting, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that there is no doubt that in Indian journey to achieve the 2030 agenda, water supply and sanitation have to be the centre of our global efforts.  He said there is need to build resilient systems that provide long term solutions for sustainable use of water.
Mr Sekhwat said the Clean India Mission, which was launched in 2014, to achieve universal sanitation became the world’s biggest sanitation campaign with the construction of 110 million toilets in only six years resulting in an open defecation free India.
The Minister said the government recently launched the “the water is Life Mission” (or Jal Jeevan), a 50 billion US dollar project to provide safe and piped drinking water to all households by 2024


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