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New Delhi : Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on December 11, 2017, said that deliberations and outcome of seminars and conferences should be visible on the ground and benefit the farmers and common man.

Inaugurating the 7th International Ground Water Conference on Groundwater vision 2030 in New Delhi, Gadkari said that Water, Power, Transport and Communication are the four major sectors which contribute to the national economy. He said, “Now-a-days water is the most crucial issue for our country. Proper conservation and storage of water resources can increase agricultural income of the farmers, industrial production and help in employment generation. Scientists and researchers should think of innovative methods for recycling of water and its further use in irrigation and industries.”

Gadkari said that geology of every district and region is different and region-wise micro planning is needed. Scientists should device economically and technologically viable solutions for water storage and conservation, the Minister added.

In her address to the conference, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti said that rivers are flowing for thousands of years and there was no problem. Only for the last few decades we are facing problems of pollution and scarcity. She said the sense of responsibility has to be cultivated among industrialists, farmers and common man who are using river water. Water management should be taught in schools and universities, she said, according to the PIB release.

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