Irrigation and drinking water needs are becoming an increasing problem across most parts of the world, and India is no exception. In context of water-starved states, especially states like Tamil Nadu which are rain-fed and rains becoming unpredictable river-linkage has become spoken of as a permanent solution. However, there are political, technical and funding issues. Thus, the need to look at alternative solutions, at least in the interim, pending finalization and execution of any river-linkage project.
Mr N S Venkatraman, a chemical engineer by education and training, has also been actively studying issues of larger national interest and concern, involving technological and financial aspects.
The timing of the event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.