EU-India MoU likely on Ganga

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 24, 2015

The Water Framework Directive, signed by the member countries of European Union, is likely to be a guiding legislation for addressing the pollution of rivers, including Ganga. Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources Shashi Shekhar said at the concluding day of the two-day meeting of Indo-European Water Forum here on Tuesday that time has come to have a relook into the legislations to address the complex issues of river management. “If 28 countries can unite to rejuvenate a river, I am sure five States can join to save the national river,” Shekhar said.

He said India needs to develop an understanding between the States like the Water Framework Directive to rejuvenate Ganga.

He said the government is planning to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the European Union to frame a roadmap to look at different sides of various issues on the water resources front.

Published on November 24, 2015
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