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Technologies needed to maintain quality of water

Address water issues, say Singh


Address water issues, say Singh


Ganga in Haridwar
Ganga in Haridwar – one of the many sources of water in India.

New technologies are needed to maintain the quality of water, said U.P. Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Expressing concern, he pointed out that the quality of water is worsening due to industrial pollutants.

“New developments in the field of telecommunication and automobile sector easily get our attention and find space in centre stage but water which is the source of all life forms and essential for many of our needs is still not a subject of our concern in society as a whole,” he stressed.

Singh addressed the inaugural session of ‘Restoring Water, Restoring Nature-II’ organized by Water Digest in New Delhi 3 May 2019.

The conference was organized to raise awareness and encourage action around water and related issues. The main purpose was to create a platform to discuss and showcase the best concepts of water conservation and management in synchrony with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG).

Masood Husain, Chairman, Central Water Commission stressed the need of water management to fulfil the needs of drinking water, irrigation and industrial sector for entire population.

He said that 80% of water is being used for agriculture and practices of micro irrigation, drip irrigation should be encouraged for efficient use of water.

Civil society still do not understand all aspects of water crisis and mass awareness movement is required to educate masses.

He further said that to check over exploitation of ground water, inter basin transfer of river water, micro irrigation techniques and recycle and reuse of water is the need of the hour.

The conference was attended by around 150 participants from the industry, government bodies, development agencies and institutions.

Three sessions along with panel discussion was organised on ‘Water for all: A platform to discuss available water resources, and the efforts needed to achieve SDG 6’; ‘Irrigation- Strategies to balance available resources and adapt technological innovativeness’; and ‘water tributary care about the rivers’.

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