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Prez to open India Water Week 2017 on Oct 10

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) The fifth edition of India Water Week will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind here on October 10.
Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari and
Ministers of State Arjun Ram Meghwal and Satya Pal Singh will also be present.
About 1,500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five-day international event.
The theme of India Water Week – 2017 this year is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.
The event will be celebrated with a multi disciplinary conference and a concurrently running exhibition enriching the theme and showcasing technologies and solutions available for the areas under deliberation
of the meet.
Some major components of the event include water, food and energy security – essential requirement for sustainable development, water for inclusive growth, sustainable energy development – key for all round economic growth and water and society.
International and national persons of eminence have been invited for sharing their experiences in the
field of water and power management, technical and sociological interventions for achieving water and
energy security in their individual areas and manage the assets created on a participatory basis.
Besides, there would be special sessions involving dignitaries, delegates, politicians, experts from the fields related to the event.
The states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh have confirmed their participation as sponsor.
Departments of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and Science and Technology, Damodar
Valley Corporation from Central Government Ministries have also confirmed their participation as sponsor.
The Business to Business Exhibition “India Water Expo 2017” co-located with the conference will also be organised from October 11 to 14 to focus on the latest technologies providing solutions to the water management issues.
To make the event more participatory, the government has decided to involve farmers and Water User Association (WUA), NGOs, experts and other stakeholders.
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