Water Ministry Signs Agreements for River Management

  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti and 12 technical education institutions have signed an agreement for academic and research collaboration on the basin management of six rivers. 
  • The agreement is part of the National River Conservation Plan and aims to improve the country’s water resources. 
  • The institutions will be responsible for research, monitoring, and gathering technical knowledge for the condition assessment and management plan in the basins of Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Cauveri, Narmada, and Periyar. 
  • The agreement was signed by Shri G. Ashok Kumar, Project Director on behalf of NRCD, and the Directors of the consortium institutes and IIT Kanpur. 
  • The Chief Guest of the event, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, praised the work of Ganga (Centre for Ganga Basin Management and Studies), run under the leadership of IIT Kanpur. 
  • Shekhawat emphasized the need for inter-state cooperation and coordination in river-related matters and the use of the experience gained during Ganga Basin Management.
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