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Union Cabinet approved MoU with Israel on water resources management and development cooperation

Dec 3, 2015 09:12 IST

The Union Cabinet presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 December 2015 gave its  approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel in the field of water resources management and development cooperation.

The Ministry of Water Resources decided to have an agreement with Israel to benefit from the country’s experience and expertise, keeping in view the success of Israel in water use efficiency, micro-irrigation, reuse of waste water, desalination, aquifer recharge, and so on.

Highlights of the MoU

The bilateral cooperation will benefit both the countries in strengthening the techniques in efficient use of water, micro-irrigation, recycling/re-use of waste water, desalination, aquifer recharge and in-situ water conservation techniques.

A Joint Working Group will be formed to monitor the activities to be carried out in fulfilment of the MoU.

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