Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has suggested formation of a joint group to identify areas of co-operation in water sector. This was stated that by the Minister, when Minister of Environment and Consumer Protection of the Free State of Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany, Ms. Ulrike Scharf called on her in New Delhi today. Both the leaders discussed various others probable areas of co-operation in water resources sector.
Sushri Bharti said that Bavaria has a rich experience of successfully cleaning the river Danube in Germany and India may benefit from their experience. She gave an overview of the Namami Gange programme to the visiting dignitary and sought her co-operation for the same. The Bavarian Minister appreciated the work of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and said that Bavaria and India would like to exchange their experience and knowledge in water resources sector. Ms. Ulrike Scharf extended an invitation to Sushri Bharti to visit Bavaria.