Jal Manthan conference to be held on January 13

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Jal Manthan, a national conference to brain-storm new ideas to resolve water-related issues in the country, will be held here on January 13, authorities said on Monday.

The third edition of Jal Manthan will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti, a statement said.

“The day-long event will have consultations and discussions on ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana’, river basin management, river rejuvenation and ecology, flood management, water use efficiency and participatory irrigation management,” it added.

The focus of the conference will be on refining policies of the ministry to make them more people-friendly and responsive to the needs of the states.

About 700 participants, including Union Ministers of related ministries and departments, Chief Ministers of some states and Union Territories, Ministers, eminent experts in water sector, representatives of NGOs and senior officers of the central and state governments, are expected to attend the event.

The earlier Jal Manthan programmes were held in November, 2014 and February, 2016.