With a view to have wider consultations among various stakeholders to brainstorm new ideas for solutions to various issues of the water sector the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has organised the third national conference called “Jal Manthan-III” on January 13, 2017 in New Delhi. Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti will inaugurate the conference. The daylong 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. The focus 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 comprising Union ministers of related ministries/departments; Chief Ministers of some states/Union Territories; Irrigation/Water Resources Ministers of states/UTs, eminent water sector experts, representatives of NGOs and senior officers of the Central and state governments will be attending the event.