Dikshit inaugurates gallery focusing on water conservation

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New Delhi: A first-of-its-kind ”Water and Wastewater Gallery” aimed at spreading awareness about water conservation was today inaugurated by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at the National Science Centre here.

The state-of-the-art gallery, an initiative of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB), showcases 34 exciting displays such as illustrative panels, interactive kiosks, live models and documentaries with a focus on water supply, sewerage and river environment.

It is the part of an ongoing campaign for abatement of pollution in river Yamuna and water conservation under Yamuna Action Plan II (YAP II), a bilateral project between India and Japan.

“The Gallery will have an important role in educating and awakening the citizens of Delhi to the need for water conservation and in bringing about abatement of pollution in the river Yamuna,” Dikshit said.

Noting that “a dirty Yamuna leads to a dirty Delhi”, she called upon the citizens to protect the river and conserve water to avoid any sort of “water crisis” in future.

Echoing the words of the Chief Minister, DJB CEO Ramesh Negi said, “The onus to keep Yamuna clean and Delhi green lies in our participative efforts to stop polluting the river and of using water judiciously.”
Sinichi Yamanaka, the India representative for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which has provided financial assistance for the project said, “We hope that the implementation of such efforts will necessarily bring about considerable progress in the day-to-day life of the urban population, thereby bringing both Japan and India closer.”
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