Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharati will inaugurate a national 4th Jal Manthan seminar in New Delhi. The two day seminar will be attend by Union Ministers of related ministries and departments, chief ministers, irrigation and water resources ministers of some states and union territories, eminent experts, representatives of NGOs and senior officers.
First day, consultations and discussions will be on Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchai Yojana and its implementation and the review of progress made by states under accelerated irrigation benefit programme and command area development. The discussions on the second day would focus on Inter-linking of rivers and its implementation.
The Government is emphasizing on the need to hold wider consultations amongst various stakeholders engaged in water resource development and management to achieve synergy of water resource development with environment, wild-life and various social and cultural practices and programmes like Jal Manthan are being held to achieve this purpose.