India-Germany join hands for cooperation on ‘Water & Waste Management

  • The 3rd Indo-German Working Group for cooperation on (i) water and (ii) waste management concluded in New Delhi on February 6, 2019.
  • Delegations from both the ministries –   The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India and The Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany – have met and discussed potential cooperation areas in the field of water and waste management.
  • Though, India-Germany bilateral economic cooperation has been robust and India’s priorities in most areas match with German expertise, but bilateral co-operation in the field of Environment got further strengthened when both the environment ministries organized Second Indo-German Environment Forum during January 2015 wherein these two working groups were constituted, which concluded its third meeting today.
  • The outcomes will be taken up to higher level of collaboration during the Third Indo-German Environment Forum which is scheduled in New Delhi on February 13, 2019 wherein both the Environment Ministers will meet to come up with some major announcements.

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