India, Israel to boost cooperation in water resources management

Uma Bharti made the statement when Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Cameron called on her earlier in the day.

Published: 02nd August 2017 11:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2017 11:42 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India and Israel will soon form a joint group of officials to explore areas of cooperation between the two countries in water resources management, Union minister Uma Bharti said here today.

Bharti made the statement when Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Cameron called on her earlier in the day, according to an official statement.

During the meeting, Cameron told Bharti that a pilot project of waste water management can be taken up along the Ganga river in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, the statement added.

Bharti suggested that the use of treated water, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana and mutual cooperation in the field of research-development and training of personnel could be some other areas which can be explored by the two countries.

The minister also described Israel as a "pioneer" in the field of water management and said that India can learn a lot from it, the statement said.

India and Israel had signed an MoU in November 2016 to strengthen cooperation at national, regional and international levels in the field of water resources management and development by collaborating and sharing experience and expertise.

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