Cabinet approves R&D in water sector

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 17:09 hrs

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Wednesday said research and development programme will continue to find solutions to problems related to water resources.

The CCEA approved an outlay of Rs.360 crore during the 12th Plan (2013-17).

The scheme aims at finding solutions to water related problems due to rapid population growth, urbanization, industrialization and climate change.

It also focuses on improving available technologies to achieve optimal efficiency and economy in planning, design, construction and operation of water resources projects.

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