India Ink MoU with Sri Lanka to Construct 3,000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems (Download PDF)

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India signed Memorandum of Understanding with Sri Lanka. It is for construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems in Rin Jaffna District at a cost of 300 million Rupees. The rain water project envisages construction of 3000 rainwater harvesting systems for 3000 households in selected divisions of Jaffna District.

Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

Indo-Sri Lanka Relations

Highlights

  • The scope of the project also includes training of the households on operation and maintenance (O&M) of the rain water harvesting systems.
  • It will also generate employment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
  • Beneficiaries will be identified by Sri Lankan Government in consultation with the Indian Government. The selected beneficiaries will d include women headed families and recently resettled families.
  • This project was approved by the Union Government in response to a request received from Sri Lanka’s National Unity and Reconciliation of Government.
  • The project aims to assist resettlement efforts of people especially internally displaced families in Jaffna to provide modern rain water harvesting systems for clean drinking water supply facility to households.

About sir Lanka

Location of Sri Lanka

Location of Sri Lanka

Location of Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean.
  • Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches.
  • The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital has many ruins dating back more than 2, 000 years.
  • Prime minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe
  • President: Maithripala Sirisena
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Largest city: Colombo
  • Sri Lanka is a republic and a unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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