India and The Netherlands have jointly announced funding for projects that study the impact of agriculture on the Ganga water system. A total funding of around Rs 22 crore is available—Euro 1.4 million from the Dutch Research Council and Rs 11 crore from India’s Department of Science and Technology.
The projects should address three areas of research – river basin system understanding, data and monitoring and interventions to improve agricultural water management and recommendations for implementation.
This should be reflected in an interdisciplinary consortium composition and integrated research approach.
This call for proposals focuses in particular on the impact of agriculture on the Ganga water system and the related scopes for interventions. The Hindon sub-basin is selected as case area.
India and The Netherlands are looking for joint initiatives to find ways to contribute to a cleaner Ganga, for example in public private partnerships and research & innovation projects and this call is a part of that.
The deadline for submissions if this call for proposals is 12 May 2020.
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