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Water portal launched – www.indiawaterportal.org/kannada

Climate & Biodiversity | Feb 23, 2008

The water portal, which is co-ordinated by Arghyam, a non profit trust headed by Rohini Nilekani, supplies information – in Kannada – on various aspects of water. It was formally launched by K Jairaj, Principal Secretary,
Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, here on Friday. Arghyam launched the portal in January this year, and intends to launch more vernacular portals. The Kannada portal, which is totally funded by the trust to the tune of Rs one crore, is also a forum for citizens to air their views, concerns and suggestions on water-related issues.

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