India addresses issues on climate change in G-20 virtual meeting

India addresses issues on climate change in G-20 virtual meeting

NEW DELHI | SEPT 13, 2020:

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday attended a virtual meeting of G-20, agriculture and water ministers, together with Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare Parshottam Rupalaa statement said.

"Government of India is implementing the 'Jal Jeevan Mission' to provide household tap connections to 190 million rural homes, ensuring drinking water security," Shekhawat said.

About Open Defecation Free India, they were informed about the efforts to sustain the gains of 'Swachh Bharat Mission', with more focus on solid and liquid waste management and greywater treatment and reuse, the statement said.

Shekhawat stated that technology plays a critical role in the prevailing pandemic situation and applauded India's IT expertise, which it shares with the entire world.

As a part of this dialogue, a three-day meeting took place from September 10 to 12.

Stating that agriculture is a high priority sector for the Government of India, Rupala mentioned the policy measures taken by the government to ensure food security.

He also reiterated India's resolve to work together in collaboration to enhance productivity, sustainable use of natural resources, development of agriculture value chain and promotion of trade for the benefit of people.

He also appealed to G-20 member countries to share knowledge and best practices to reduce the ill-effects of climate change that could affect agriculture and livelihoods of farmers.

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