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India, Denmark launch white paper highlighting ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ at Copenhagen exhibition

New Delhi [India], September 14 (ANI): Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Environment Denmark Lea Wermelin, and Minister of Development Co-operation Denmark Flemming Moller Mortensen together with an Indian delegation launched a white paper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ at International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 held in Copenhagen.

The white paper was launched on Monday, in response to a authorities assume tank Niti Aayog assertion.

India shaped an interdisciplinary workforce with companions from Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Ministry of Jal Shakti and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), worldwide company Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) and academia Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) to develop a whitepaper on city wastewater administration.

Considering all stakeholders’ considerations for wastewater administration, this whitepaper holistically captures the present standing of wastewater remedy in India and potential pathways for future remedy constructions, co-creation and collaborations.

Curated by specialists from AIM-NITI Aayog, ICDK, NCMG and IIT Bombay, the whitepaper additional highlights some success tales, the necessity for wastewater remedy, the scope for enchancment and augmentation in current infrastructure and applied sciences, strategies for public participatory strategy, financing and co-financing choices, sensible applied sciences for speedy information assortment and dissemination and constructing capability through coaching and stakeholder apex our bodies for rising the effectivity of city wastewater remedy for India.

The assertion stated the launched whitepaper is an consequence of the Green Strategic Partnership with a give attention to inexperienced hydrogen, renewable power and wastewater administration between India and Denmark and their bilateral ties.

Speaking through the launch, minister Shekhawat stated: “Recognising the importance of holistic water management, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has brought various activities related to water under one umbrella and formed an integrated ministry in the name of Jal Shakti in 2019. “”This has given greater synergy and coherence to water management in India and we have committed investments of more than US $ 140 Billion by 2024 in the water sector. Along with massive investment from Government, we adopted a community-centric approach whereby at least 10% funds are contributed by the community in every program ensuring community ownership and participation,” the minister was quoted within the assertion.

Meanwhile, discussing the white paper on the Urban wastewater Scenario in India, Avinash Mishra, Advisor, Water Vertical, NITI Aayog stated: “This white paper is a straightforward narration of the Indian urban wastewater sector. However, this has parallels across the world. India’s ancient wisdom promulgates that ‘the whole world is one family’, which enunciates the need of transcending man-made boundaries to address the common issues.””Collective global thinking and concerted local actions should be the strategic model to deal with the problem, or rather an opportunity, of urban waste water management. When cities are growing smart, water cannot take a back seat,” Mishra added.

As a part of the Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic Partnership, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in partnership with Innovation Center Denmark (ICDK) – a unit beneath the Embassy of Denmark and Denmark Technical University (DTU) design, earlier deliberate and carried out the AIM-ICDK Water Innovation Challenges in India.

These challenges have been positioned to establish promising innovators from India, who might characterize and type the Indian participation within the international Next Generation Water Action program hosted by IWA and Denmark Technical University.

AIM on-boarded educational companions – IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and International Center for Clear Water at IIT Madras and Incubator companions – AIC- Sangam and AIC FISE to information the groups.

Teams engaged on India’s issues have been supplied mentorship assist by a fastidiously curated and illustrious panel of water specialists.

Following this, the Danish embassy performed the AIM-ICDK 2.0 water innovation problem once more with the partnership of Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog.

Next Generation Water Action (NGWA) is a world initiative with the ambition to interact younger skills from main universities and innovation hubs earlier than, throughout and after the IWA World Water CongressExhibition 2022. (ANI)