Israel’s cooperation will be important for technology in water conservation and irrigation sector – Fadnavis

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Mumbai, Date 25: ‘Water conservation is now the need of the hour. Therefore, the cooperation of Israel will be important for use of the state-of-the-art technology in the recycling of water and the sustainable irrigation sector,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. Dr. Ron Malka, Israel’s ambassador to India, met Mr. Fadnavis. Chief Minister was speaking during this meeting.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Water is a very important component. Water security has come to the fore especially owing to climate change. Our emphasis is on developing safe drinking water and irrigation facilities for agriculture. That is why, efforts are being made to complete Marathwada water grid project as early as possible. For this, the latest technology of Israel can be very useful. It can provide a sustainable solution plan for irrigation.”

Describing Maharashtra as the leading state in many sectors, Ambassador Dr. Ron Malka said, Israel sees India as a great power. There is a cordial relation for exchanging the technology and information between the two countries. It should further grow. Therefore, there are opportunities for water management and the use of state-of-the-art technology in water conservation efforts in Maharashtra. Especially efforts will be made to increase the production of sweet water and reuse of water. ‘

With the management of water, Israel is keen to cooperate in the field of agricultural technology and public health too, Mr. Malka added.

Additional Chief Secretary of Water Supply and Sanitation, Shyam Lal Goyal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Bhushan Gagrani, Principal Secretary and Chief Protocol Officer, Nand Kumar, Principal Secretary of Home Department  Amitabh Gupta, VSTF Executive Director Shweta Shalini, Israel’s Consul General Yaakov Finkelstein and others were present on this occasion.