New Delhi, March 9: Workshop on “Use of Large Diameter Pipes for Mega Water Conveyance Systems” was opened up by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari. The workshop focuses on planning, design, materials to be used, construction aspects, operation and maintenance and other related issues pertaining to the use of large diameter pipelines for water conveyance.
Addressing the workshop, Nitin Gadkari said that government is committed for growth and development of rural areas and the Agriculture sector & water is the most important component in it. Water Management is crucial for a vast country like India as we face floods at one part and drought at another part, he added. India has 7500 km seacoast, we are experimenting on desalination of sea water and using it for irrigation; we will start 5 projects of river interlinking this year, said Nitin Gadkari.
Further Dr Satyapal, Minister of State for Water Resources said that government moving ahead with the Mission of per Drop More Crop and Irrigation to every field.
Today Nitin Gadkari Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping inaugurated a one day international workshop on “Use of Large Diameter Pipes for Mega Water Conveyance Systems”. The workshop is being organized by WAPCOS and National Water Development Agency under the aegis of the Ministry of Water Resources.
Traditionally, water conveyance in India is done through canal systems. The efficiency of such a system of delivery varies between 35-60%. Conveyance of water through pipes is now gaining ground as the efficiency of such a system is much higher at 70-80%. Piped conveyance requires lesser land, hence it helps save costs. There is lesser loss of water due to theft and evaporation, and contamination is also greatly reduced. The system is especially useful in water logged areas. Large diameter pipes are increasingly being used for large scale water conveyance, for example, water supply to an entire city or for irrigation.
The workshop was attended by key stake holders like manufacturing companies, organizations involved in water asset management, engineering specialists, water resources departments of Central and State Governments and private companies. Indian and foreign experts will present papers at the workshop.
The workshop will have three technical sessions on Conventional Water Conveyance System, use of non-conventional methods in mega water conveyance system and planning, design and management of Large Diameter Piped (LDP) water conveyance system.