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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

State govt, Israel firm ink pact to tackle water crisis


State govt, Israel firm ink pact to tackle water crisis

Chandigarh, June 11

To tackle the problem of steep decline in groundwater table, the Punjab Government has entered into an agreement with the National Water Company of Israel, M/s Mekorot, for the formulation of the Water Conservation and Management Master Plan.

As per the agreement, the recommendations of M/s Mekorot shall be submitted in 18 months. The final report of the master plan is expected in October 2020.

Under this project, a three-member team of experts from Israel is on a field visit to Punjab from June 11 to 14 to know about the present situation and the challenges being faced by the state in dealing with the water crisis.

An interactive session with the technical experts of the different departments of the state, involving Water Resources, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Water Supply and Sanitation, PSPCL, Soil and Water Conservation, presided by Arunjit Singh Miglani, IAS, Mission Director, Directorate of Groundwater Management, was held at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.

Dr Diego Berger, International Special Projects Coordinator from Israel, gave a presentation on the water resources management system in Israel. — TNS

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