As an outcome of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s recent visit to Israel, Gujarat government signed 16 MoUs with Israel multiple areas including agriculture, water management,-start-up innovation and smart city.
For the successful implementation of these MoUs and proper planning of them, a high power committee has been formulated.
A sub-group would be made operational for the follow-up and monitoring of the water management. A MoU has been signed with Israel’s Mekorot Company, which is the national water company of the nation, for strengthening water distribution and water management system in Gujarat.
Mr. Rupani and his delegation also visited the world’s biggest desalination plant, which is called Sorek. It is located about 15 km away from Israel’s capital city, Tel Aviv. The plant is built at a cost of USD 400 M and made operational since 2013. The plant is producing 660 M.L.D. of drinking water per day from salty seawaters. The Chief Minister and visiting Gujarat delegation also studied the advance technologies with a view to set up 10-odd desalination plants on seashore of Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch regions to resolve the water scarcity problems of the state.