Sri. U.T. Khader
Honorable Minister of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of Karnataka
Sri. B.N.Manjunatha Reddy
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
Joint Advisor (PHEE), CPHEEO,
Ministry of Urban Development
Anjum Parwez, IAS
Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Limited
“Make Swacch Bharat a mass movement – link it to economic activity.”
National Sustainable Water & Sanitation Summit
Access to safe water and sanitation is a major challenge for most population of India. Only 88% of the total urban population has access to drinking water and only 31% of urban population has access to basic sanitation. The planning commission has budgeted US$ 26.5 billion for the years 2012-2017, to provide safe water to all urban and rural areas. The business potential of water treatment plants, sewage and effluent treatment plant is around US$ 130.3 billion with the rural sanitation market being worth US$ 25 billion.
CDD society and Nispana Innovative Platforms in association with the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), Swachh Bharat (Urban & Gramin), Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL) , and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) is organising National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation (NSSWS), scheduled on 7-8 January 2016 at Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru,India.
The focus of NSSWS is to create awareness about the existing water and sanitation issues in India, the governments’ future plan for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, national reforms on water and sanitation and how sustainable sanitation and water management is the pathway to achieve this dream. The key themes of the Summit are Policy reforms in Water and Sanitation, Water Matters, Open defecation free India, Recycle and Reuse and Skill Development. The conference will have 2 parallel sessions for Rural and Urban sectors.