Water4Crops India Kick Off meeting was held from 28-30 January 2013 at ICRISAT, Hyderabad and was attended by DBT director in-charge of the project, Dr Shailja Gupta, and Indian and European consortium partners.
During the Inaugural Session, on 29th January 2013, Dr. William D. Dar, Director General, ICRISAT stressed the importance of treating and recycling of wastewater for agricultural use for improving the livelihoods. Drs. Suhas P Wani and Antonio Lopez coordinators of the India and EU projects described the salient objectives, strategies, expected outputs and novelties in the projects.
Following the Inaugural Session, a well-attended Press Conference was addressed by Drs. W.D. Dar, Suhas P Wani, Antonio Lopez, Meenakshi Sharma and Shailja V Gupta, Director, DBT, providing important insights about the project to the media.