The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation is organising a three day event “Jal Manthan”, from 20-22nd November, 2014, to take up wide ranging consultations with the state irrigation ministers, Secretaries for Water Resources, and a range of other stakeholders, to dwell on issues for optimal use of water resources. The focus will be on refining policies of this Ministry to make them more people friendly and responsive to the needs of the states.
Accordingly, the first day will be devoted to assessment of the various schemes under the Ministry like Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP), Command Area Development and Water Management (CAD&WM), Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies and Flood Management Programme (FMP), etc. This will be followed by a detailed examination on Interlinking of Rivers on the second day.
The third day of the event will be devoted to various grass-root level works for eliciting views of stakeholders in furthering the development and management of water resources. The focus will be on water Security; Humane Face to Water Projects; Farm Water Management; and Rejuvenation of Water Bodies.