Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to visit Republic of Tajikistan to represent India in the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” on 20-21 June 2018. United Nations and Government of Republic of Tajikistan are jointly organizing the Conference to discuss key water related issues of sustainable development goals adopted by UN member countries.
Tajikistan is a strategic partner country in our extended neighbourhood. The country has a leading role in pioneering global water related issues. As a close partner country and a country which itself put great emphasis on sustainable use of water resources, India has decided to contribute to the forthcoming Conference in Tajikistan. Minister is expected to participate in the Conference and interact bilaterally with Tajik dignitaries and others.
Shri Nitin Gadkari will also share the initiatives, solutions and best practices that Government of India is taking in the field of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Water Resource Assessment, Resource Distribution, Management, Conservation and Harvesting. He will outline key policy initiatives and flagship programs of the Government of India including rejuvenation of river Ganga.