India has launched Joint Whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’, with Denmark at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Copenhagen. The ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ was facilitated by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat along with Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin and Development Co-operation Minister Flemming Moller Mortensen.
Key Points related to ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’
- India has committed an investment of more than 140 billion dollars by 2024 in the water sector.
- The Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that in the ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ with the help of a community-centric approach, at least 10 percent of the funds are contributed by the community in every program ensuring community ownership and participation.
- The Whitepaper aims to holistic capture of the current status of wastewater treatment in India.
- It aims to create potential pathways for future treatment structures, co-creation, and collaborations.
- The Whitepaper is a result of the Indo-Danish Bilateral Green Strategic Partnership, which focuses on green hydrogen, renewable energy, and wastewater management.