On September 22, 2020, India-UK Water Partnership Forum was held virtually to discuss ways to collaborate on the issues pertaining to infrastructure development and water conservation. The event was inaugurated by Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK), Gaitri Issar Kumar along with Ministry of Jal Shakti Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh while it was concluded by a special address from Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (Namami Gange programme).
- During the meeting, delegations from India and the UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ganga and the British water.
–Discussions were held over India’s water conservation schemes including the Namami Gange programme, Jal Jeevan Mission, and Swachh Bharat Mission.
–The session highlighted the strategic partnership between the two countries and their approach to developing 21st-Century water infrastructure in India
–The forum also showcased the business and investment opportunities in the Indian water sector.
–UK expertise highlighted how it can collaborate with India in its water infrastructure development.
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