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ND GulhatiLate President Honoraire N.D. Gulhati (India) has been called as `the father’ of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID). Mr. Gulhati was an eminent Civil Engineer, India’s principal negotiator on the Indus Water Treaty (1960), and a Water Resources Consultant to the United Nations Institutions, like - IDA, ESCAP and the World Bank. Late Mr. N.D. Gulhati had dedicated his entire professional life to the development of irrigation engineering and conceived and implemented the concept of an International Commission for ensuring international cooperation on advancing the world knowledge in the fields of irrigation, drainage, and flood management. He was the recipient of India’s prestigious award “Padma Bhushan” presented by the President of India for his distinguished services of a high order.






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