Dr Ambedkar???s birthday to be celebrated as Water Day: Uma Bharti

Dr Ambedkar???s birthday to be celebrated as Water Day: Uma Bharti

Lauding the contribution of Dr B R Ambedkar in water resources management of the country Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that his birthday April 14 would be celebrated as ???Water Day.??? She was addressing a National Seminar on Marching ahead on Dr Ambedkar???s path of water resources management for inclusive growth organised by Central Water Commission in New Delhi as Chief guest.

The Minister said, ???In the coming days water is going to become an important agenda of the government.??? She said time has come to think that whether we require treated water for every work and we have to find out how to use treated and non-treated water in a better way.

Underlining the role of water in different plans and schemes the Union Water Resources Minister said there is a need to reform the water resources management in the country and those who are misusing the water should be punished. Referring to the Dr Mihir Shah report on restructuring of Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board the Minister said, ???We have to bring reforms, but it should be acceptable to all.???

The daylong seminar was attended by Dr Amerjit Singh, OSD Ministry of Water Resources, S D Dubey, Chairman CEA, Dr Sukhadeo Throat, Professor Emeritus, Central for the study of Regional Development, JNU, Suresh Chandra, Former Chairman CWC, Dr Urmila Chandel, Dr Ambedkar Foundation, M E Haque, Former Member, CWC, ??Sanjeev Agrawal Chief Engineer, CWC and Prof. Avdhesh Pratap, Water Law Expert.

During the Technical session of the seminar, the contribution of Dr Ambedkar in the field of water management and the way forward for ensuring the inclusive growth of all sections of the society was discussed.

Source : Urbannewsdigest

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