The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel to enhance cooperation on water conservation in India, Parliament was informed 05 March 2018. Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation S S Ahluwalia told the Rajya Sabha that the ministry has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Energy of the State of Israel on ‘National Campaign for Water Conservation in India’.
The national-level campaign would also encourage citizens to save water in everyday life and make them realise that water requires conservation. The campaign would be initiated at the earliest grades in schools to generate awareness and promote reuse, recharge and recycling of water.
On a question about allotment of funds and expenditure incurred by the government in the last two years for water conservation programmes, he said funds for the specific programme can be “dovetailed from national schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna”.