Modi seeks to supply ALL Indians with clean water as Israel offers its drought expertise
Published time: 16 Jun, 2019 04:31Edited time: 16 Jun, 2019 08:09
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FILE PHOTO: Benjamin Netanyahu with his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi © Reuters / Kobi Gideon
Israel has offered India its expertise in tackling droughts and desertification after PM Modi set up a new water conservation and management ministry, vowing to supply clean drinking water to all rural households by 2024.
A recently established ‘Jal Shakti Ministry,’ tasked with ensuring an “integrated approach” to solving the issue of water scarcity that impacts both agriculture and households, will focus on conservation and proper management of this “important element for life,” Narendra Modi’s office said.
While no specific course of action to deal with water shortages was outlined, Modi stated that his government is committed to bringing pure running water to all those who reside in the countryside within next five years.
Amid the severity of droughts and water shortages across India, especially during summer months, the government will also be exploring agriculture and water irrigation reforms as it strives to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.
Israel, which already provides India with irrigation technology thro
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