Hindon Yatra Workshop in Gautam Budh Nagar

Opportunities for Sustainable Flood Plain Livelihood, Organic Farming, Horticulture and Social Forestry

A Project Development workshop on” Opportunities for Sustainable Flood Plain Livelihood, Organic Farming, Horticulture and Social Forestry” under Multi-stakeholder Action for Hindon River Rejuvenation was jointly organized in the auditorium of the Vikas Bhawan, Surajpur, Gautam Budh Nagar, (Greater NOIDA), Uttar Pradesh by 2030 Water Resources Group, India Water Partnership, Government of Uttar Pradesh and Ganga Jal Biradari on 21st December, 2016.

The workshop was organized under the Chairmanship of Chief Development Officer (CDO) , Mr. Makhan Lal Gupta, with the aim above broad objectives to rejuvenate the Hindon river. Apart from a number of concerned officials of the district; several representatives of NGOs, VOs, CBOs in the State participated in the workshop and expressed their views and suggestions for rejuvenation of Hindon river and also to make it free from pollution. Mr. Rakesh Chauhan, District Information Officer was too present in the workshop.

The representatives of NGOs, VOs, CBOs  expressed their opinions in detail about the organic cultivation, illegal construction, the method of the purification of the water of river and different suggestions were given by all of them. Upon this, the CDO expressed that “all the organisations, which want to give their suggestions with regard to the revival of the Hindon river, are most welcomed to provide their suggestions, so that the joint action can be taken by all of us. To mention few organizations were; Muskan Jyoti, Water Resource Group, Irrigation Department, Indian Water Partnership, FICCI, HNB, Somashram, A TO Z group, The Art of Living, Ganga Jal Biradari, Tarun Bharat Sangh, etc. Outline of some of the innovative works already undertaken/being undertaken by few stakeholders for Hindon river rejuvenation were also discussed in the workshop.

The workshop ended with the conclusion with the remarks by Dr. Vivek Kumar, IIT, Roorkee, Dr. Veena Khanduri, Executive Secretary-cum-Country Coordinator, India Water Partnership and Ms. Annelieke Laninga (Anna), 2030 Water Resources Group (Coordinator, Hindon River Rejuvenation) to prepare tangible proposals for organic farming and waste water treatment for submission to 2030 Water Resources Group or India Water Partnership to take-up this initiative at ground level for collective action from vision to action for rejuvenation of the Hindon River.

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