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Organization/author(s):
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS, Government of Gujarat, Republic of India

Geographical region(s):
Asia

Country(ies):
India

Screening and Identification Process:
UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011.

River basin and/or place:
Gujarat

Objectives:
To increase access from sustainable surface water resources to water scarce and poor water quality habitations in Gujarat state.

Technologies and Techniques Implemented:
'State Wide Drinking Water Grid'; pipelines; hydraulic structures like elevated storage reservoirs; high ground level reservoirs; water filtration and treatment plants; micro water harvesting; drip irrigation; Jyotigram Scheme (the 'lighted village' scheme) for power supply; inter-basin transfer of water; power sector reforms; Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO)

Corresponding websites:

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/pdf/session_5_technology_cases_india.pdf

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/green_economy_2011/cases_by_tool.shtml