India Inc India Inc: Monday, 17 July 2017 07:32

Israel offers help to clean Ganga



Israel has offered its expertise in water management and help with the ambitious Ganga cleaning project.

Israel’s water management, desalination and recycling techniques, which helped it overcome a water crisis following years of drought, have been emulated by several countries. Israel has also set a template for reusing wastewater for irrigation. It treats 80 per cent of its domestic wastewater, which is recycled for agricultural use, and nearly 50 per cent of the total water used for agriculture.

In July, Israeli officials met their counterparts in the Indian Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, headed by Uma Bharti, to offer help in water conservation and the Ganga cleaning programme.

A delegation of experts from Israel will be back in India in August to assess the areas of Ganga cleaning that the country can contribute to.

“The advantage we have is that we have a wide range of solutions for problems; there are specific problems in different States and our experts have solutions. We are pushing for more government-to-government agreements,” a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in New Delhi said.

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