UP inks pact with Israel for water project in Bundelkhand

The Uttar Pradesh government signed an agreement with Israel to implement the latter’s model for water management in the water-deficient region of Bundelkhand through a joint project.

The India-Israel Bundelkhand water project will focus on integrated drip irrigation, reclamation of reservoirs, augmentation of aquifer recharge, rainwater harvesting and advanced agriculture solutions. “This is example of the multifaceted partnership between Israel and India. Israel is keen to share its most advanced, innovative, and cutting-edge water technologies with the government of Uttar Pradesh. Water security is the top priority in our strategic water partnership with India,” said Ron Malka, ambassador of Israel in India, on the occasion.

Calling it a flagship project in the ongoing cooperation between the two countries, the Israeli embassy, in a statement, said the agreement opened “a new chapter allowing the countries to leverage our strategic cooperation in the field of water”. It flagged signing of two water agreements by two countries during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in 2017.

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