Shri Shriram Vedire has been appointed as adviser to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India. He will be advising the Ministry in all the matters pertaining to the water sector that includes Ganga Rejuvenation, Inter-linking of Rivers, ensuring availability of clean and potable water,ensuring availability of adequate water for agricultural purposes to ensure food security to the nation and on any such matters as may be referred to by the Ministry. These issues have become very critical to the Nation and have been under the judicial scrutiny of apex court for quite some time and also a matter of concern of Parliament.
Shri Vedire worked as an Engineer for 15 years in USA and returned to India in 2009. He was associated with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources and advised it on various aspects of Water Management (like `Ground Water Recharge`, `National Water Policy 2012` etc.). He was also a member of the team set up by the Union Minister for Water Resources Sushri Uma Bharti to study and suggest measures to maintain Aviral (un-interrupted and continuous) flow of River Ganga at Tehri Dam and other such dams obstructing the river’s flow. The team has visited Tehri and other places all along River Ganga and Shri Vedire has given some technical solutions on how to maintain Aviral flow of River Ganga from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar all through River Ganga’s 2,500 km course.
Shri Vedire is currently a member of the Task Force set up by the Government of Rajasthan on ‘Integrated command and catchment area development in the State of Rajasthan’. He has also submitted a report on revival of River Saraswati, an ambitious project of Government of Rajasthan. He has written several books which includes “Gujarat’s success story in Water Management”, “Water Grid for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh using Rivers Godavari and Krishna” and “Innovative Water Management Practices indispensable for India.