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Israel Offers to Help Clean Ganga
Jul 25, 2015

Israel, one of India’s biggest defence partners, wants to offer its expertise in water management and help the government with its ambitious Ganga cleaning project.

  • Israel’s water management, desalination and recycling techniques, which helped it overcome a water crisis following years of drought, have been emulated by several countries. 

  • Israel has also set a template for reusing wastewater for irrigation. 

  • It treats 80 per cent of its domestic wastewater, which is recycled for agricultural use, and nearly 50 per cent of the total water used for agriculture.

  • Armed with these water management techniques, Israel offers help in water conservation and the Ganga cleaning programme. 

  • A delegation of experts from Israel will be in India soon to assess the areas of Ganga cleaning that the country can contribute to.

  • Considering the losses made by water utilities across the country and high volume of non-revenue water, Israel has also offered to streamline the water management and distribution services.

  • Israel also offers assistance in water management to meet the challenge of water scarcity in the burgeoning urban areas. 

  • Water management through reuse, recycling and distribution management will be a component in the Smart Cities and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) programmes.

  • Israel’s work in water desalination has been widely accepted and used. Israel is keen to help India meets its water needs for drinking as well as agriculture.

  • India and Israel have already signed agreements for agriculture partnership and 28 centres of excellence have been set up in Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. 

  • These centres offer training to agriculturists on how to increase their produce and on effective means of irrigation.

Offering help, Israel said, “The advantage we have is that we have a wide range of solutions for problems; there are specific problems in different States and our experts have solutions. We are pushing for more government-to-government agreements.” 

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