Dr. Ambedkar birth day to be celebrated as Water Day


Dr. B R Ambedkar’s birthday 14th April will be celebrated as “Water Day”. It was announced by the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti.
She was addressing a National Seminar on Marching ahead on Dr. Ambedkar’s path of water resources management for inclusive growth organized by Central Water Commission in New Delhi today as Chief guest.
The Minister said, “In the coming days water is going to become an important agenda of the government”. She said time has come to think that whether we require treated water for every work and we have to find out how to use treated and non treated water in a better way.
Underlining the role of water in different plans and schemes the Union Water Resources Minister said there is a need to reform the water resources management in the country and those who are misusing the water should be punished. Referring to the Dr. Mihir Shah report on restructuring of Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board the Minister said “We have to bring reforms, but it should be acceptable to all”.

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