Jal Manthan Will Become an Annual Feature Says Uma Bharti Jal Manthan-2 Concludes



Jal Manthan Will Become an Annual Feature Says Uma Bharti Jal Manthan-2 Concludes 


Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that Jal Manthan convention will become an annual feature Delivering the valedictory address at Jal Mantha-2 in New Delhi today she said the response to the two Jal Manthan conclaves was overwhelming. The Minister also announced that her Ministry will closely monitor all the 46 projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yaojna (PMKSY). Sushri Bharti said that some of the issues which could not be included in Jal Manthan-2 will be taken up in India Water Week to be held in April. The Minister underlined the need for large scale peoples participation and co-operation of NGOs in various important schemes such as inter-linking of rivers and PMKSY. 

The Water Resources Minister of Chhattisgarh Shri Brijmohan Agrawal underlined the need for giving more stress on micro irrigation projects in the country. He said in the years to come, we may not be left with sufficient land for construction for new canals hence, it would be prudent to consider micro irrigation projects over large irrigation projects. 

The two day event with the theme ‘Integrated Approach for Sustainable Water Management’ had wide consultations and discussions on River Basin Approach for Sustainable development, Ground water, Water security, Principles of allocation of water, innovation in water governance, Water management, coordination between centre and states, Water conservation and need for a National Legislation on water. 

Irrigation Ministers from UP, Telengana, Sikkim and Chhattisgarh, eminent experts in water sector, representatives of NGOs and senior officers of the Central and State Governments attended the event. 

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Market Conference on Hybrid-Annuity Based PPP Model for Creation of Sewage Treatment Infrastructure 

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is organizing Market Conference on ‘Hybrid-Annuity based Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for Creation of Sewage Treatment Infrastructure’ under Namami Gange Programme on 24th February, 2016 at New Delhi. The conference aims to sensitize the market of the upcoming hybrid-annuity based PPP model for sewage treatment and institutionalization of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for project execution through Transaction Advisors (TA). 

Deliberations will take place on Government of India initiatives on setting up of institutional and financial model for municipal waste water treatment under NamamiGange program, business models in sewerage sector, maintenance and monitoring of assets, MLD gap, institutional framework and roadmap for NGRBA-SPV-TAs-Concessionaire, treated water recycling development and opportunities and international success stories on annuity/ hybrid annuity model in STP development and operation. 

A number of transaction advisors, infrastructure development agencies, potential concessionaries, national and international manufacturers, technology providers and service providers for hybrid annuity based PPP projects will attend the conference. The conference will be chaired by Shri Shashi Shekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and deliberations. 

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and is presently implementing various pollution abatement, aquatic resource conservation and institutional development projects under NGRBA in the five basin States on the main stem of the Ganga adopting basin-based holistic approach. 

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