CCEA approves Rs 2.95 billion for research in water sector

January 10th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for the Plan Scheme Research and Development Programme in Water Sector with an outlay of Rs 295 crore (Rs. 2.95 billion) for the Eleventh Plan.
The main objective of the scheme is to undertake and promote research activity for addressing challenges in water sector by adopting modern techniques and technology and upgrading the existing facilities.
Besides, the scheme envisages to actively involve research institutions of the State Government (such as engineering / irrigation research institutions, water and land management institutes) and various academic institutions and other research centres in water sector.
The scheme will be beneficial in development of technology with a view to improve the efficiency of the water resources systems, reduce risk / hazard in water resources projects and adopt economic design of water resources projects, the CCEA release said.
It will also help in preparing manuals, guidelines and updation of BIS Codes in the light of research findings. (ANI)

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