New Delhi: Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Tuesday suggested formation of a joint group between India and Bavaria - a state in southeastern Germany - to identify areas of co-operation in water sector.
This was stated that by the Union Minister, when Germany’s Bavarian Minister Ulrike Scharf called on her in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Both the leaders discussed various others probable areas of co-operation in water resources sector, including the ‘Namami Gange’ programme.
Bavaria is one of the federal states of Germany and has an experience of successfully cleaning river Danube there, according to a Union Water Resources Ministry statement.
“Bharti said Bavaria has a rich experience of successfully cleaning Danube and India may benefit from their experience. Bharti gave an overview of Namami Gange programme to her and sought cooperation for the same,” the statement said.
The visiting leader responded stating Bavaria would like to exchange its experience and knowledge in the sector with India.
Ms Scharf, while appreciating the work of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, also extended an invitation to Uma to visit Bavaria.
(With PTI inputs)