India ink MoU with Sri Lanka to construct 3,000 rain water harvesting systems
India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka to construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems in Rin Jaffna District at a cost of 300 million Rupees (Sri Lankan).
The rain water project envisages construction of 3000 rainwater harvesting systems for 3000 households in selected divisions of Jaffna District.
- The project aims to assist resettlement efforts of people especially internally displaced families in Jaffna by providing modern rain water harvesting systems for clean drinking water supply facility to households.
- 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.