New Delhi, 8 June. The recently elected Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, mentions IWMI’s Tushaar Shah at the launch of the book Getting India Back on Track, to which Tushaar and Shilp Verma have contributed a chapter. The speech is on video and in Hindi.
English translation of the relevant remark is: Sitting here is our very own Tushaar Bhai who has written about water (in this volume), so I am quite sure that the book has a lot things (in it) which I had discussed in Gujarat. Mr Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat prior to becoming Prime Minister, and so is familiar with the work of the IWMI-Tata Water Policy Research Program which has contributed to water policy development in the state.