Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat has inaugurated the Ministry of Water Resources pavilion in the 32nd edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) here.
The pavilion carries different exhibitory materials viz. physical models of various projects/activities, translites, banners, posters etc. of MoWR's programmes and policies. The theme of the pavilion for the year is: "Water For Food Security"
On the occasion, a five minute live skit on the importance of water conservation was also presented before the gathering last evening
Speaking on the occasion, Rawat termed ground water as a reserve storage that should be retained at every cost.
He also stressed upon the need for evolving cost effective as well as innovative ways for the saving of ground water and also called for measures to check water pollution across the country.
He said in view of increasing scarcity of water resources on one hand and increasing population on the other, the conservation and judicious use of water for food security has assumed great importance.
Various organizations under ministry of water resources are exhibiting their models and other exhibitory materials to showcase their activities and achievements.
The central attraction of the pavilion is a large size (18'X12') working model of Ken-Betwa Link Project, first Inter-Linking of Rivers Project for which tripartite MoU was signed on 25.08.2005 by the then Chief Ministers of M.P. and U.P. and Union Minister for Water Resources in presence of Prime Minister of India.
The pavilion is also exhibiting through interactive models and other means to spread awareness and education among visitors via message matching with the themes.
The various schemes of MoWR and their achievements are also being displayed in the CWC stall. (ANI)