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Germany to extend Technical Cooperation for urban sanitation in India

New Delhi: The Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to provide Euros 4 million and services of international experts to help the Ministry of Urban Development in effective implementation of sanitation programmes in urban areas of the country. India and Germany signed to this effect an ‘Implementation Agreement on Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy’ today. The agreement was signed by Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary (Urban Development) and Shri Stefan Helming, Country Director, GIZ, on behalf of the Government of Germany. The agreement valid for three years i.e till March, 2017, seeks to promote capacity development in the urban sanitation sector, formulation of state and city sanitation policies and support states for technical innovation. The focus of technical cooperation will be on enabling effective measures against discharge of untreated waste water into surface and ground water. This technical cooperation agreement assumes significance in the context of the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ launched by the government which is to be implemented in all the 4,041 census towns.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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