Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that the world needs to come together to meet the challenges of the water sector in the same way as the world has united in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic. Addressing the concluding session of the 5th India Water Impact Summit in New Delhi, Mr Shekhawat said, the focal point of discussion on the last day of summit was River Conservation Synchronised Navigation and Flood Management. He pointed out that the conference resulted in greater interaction between investors and stakeholders in the water sector to promote international cooperation between India and many foreign countries for water and river management.
Talking about ground water, Mr Shekhawat said, government is working on the Atal Bhujal Yojna, a pioneering initiative to map and recharge aquifers and conserve ground water in collaboration with the World Bank. He said that the scheme has been formed with the main objective of strengthening the institutional structure for groundwater management and bringing about behavioural changes at the community level.