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Need for efficient water management stressed

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Hyderabad , Nov. 19

THE National Water Development Agency (Union Ministry of Water Resources) said that inter-linking of rivers would go a long way in meeting the growing demand for water in the country where the distribution of water is spread unevenly.

Presenting a paper on `Importance of river inter-linking project in managing India's water resources' at the two-day international conference on water here on Friday, Mr K.C. Idicula, Superintending Engineer of the Agency, said there were several issues involved in the gigantic task.

"Issues like acquisition of land, rehabilitation, sharing of distress during failure years, international agreements and environmental are involved," he said.

Earlier delivering the keynote address, the Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Niehe, highlighted the need for going for efficient water management in India.

The Andhra Pradesh Governor, Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde, inaugurated the conference and expo.

The two-day Everything About Water Expo 2004 is being organised by Everything About Water Private Limited in association with Assocham (Associated Chambers of Commerce), Canadian High Commission and Netherlands Embassy.

The next edition of the expo and conference would be held in Mumbai in January next.

While Mr Rakesh Mohan, Chief Executive Officer of Delhi Jal Board, presented a paper on `Public-private partnership of water projects,' Mr M.C. Reddy of the Central Groundwater Board presented a paper on `Groundwater management and aquifer recharge through rainwater harvesting.'

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