INDIA – India’s irrigation capacity will increase 90 per cent after rivers are “inter-linked”.
There is no water shortage in India, as all excess rain can be found in river flowing to the seas, water resources minister, Sushri Uma Bharti said this week.
Speaking at the national conference on issues for optimal use of water resources, he said that irrigation schemes cost time and money.
He said farmers feel the pain of these projects.
The three day event was organised by the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation to take up wide ranging consultations with the state water resources/ irrigation ministers, secretaries and a range of other stakeholders.
The focus will be on refining policies of the ministry to make them more people friendly and responsive to the needs of the states.
The first day of the conference was devoted for deliberations on the three flagship schemes being implemented by the government through ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, whereas the second day of the conference dealt with issues related to inter-linking of rivers in the country.