Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

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Nitin Gadkari
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[Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation] overview
Formed September 1985; 33 years ago (1985-09)
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of National Resources and Scientific Research (1951-52)
  • Ministry of Irrigation and Power (1952-74; 1985)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (1974-80)
  • Ministry of Energy and Irrigation (1980)
  • Ministry of Irrigation (1980-85)
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Ministry of Water Resources, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Annual budget US$243,134,089[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Website mowr.gov.in

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is the apex body for formulation and administration of rules and regulations relating to the development and regulation of the water resources in India. The Ministry was formed in January 1985 following the bifurcation of the then Ministry of Irrigation and Power, when the Department of Irrigation was re-constituted as the Ministry of Water Resources. In July 2014, the Ministry was renamed to “Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation”, making it the National Ganga River Basin Authority for conservation, development, management, and abatement of pollution in the river Ganges and its tributaries [2] .

Organisations[edit]

  • Bansagar Control Board
  • Betwa River Board
  • Brahmaputra Board
  • Central Ground Water Board[3]
  • Central Soil and Materials Research Station[4]
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Central Water Commission[5]
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Ganga Flood Control Commission
  • Narmada Control Authority
  • National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee[6]
  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited
  • National Water Development Agency
  • North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM)[7]
  • Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee
  • Tungabhadra Board
  • Upper Yamuna River Board
  • WAPCOS Limited

Projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget turns spotlight on railways, roads". Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. ^ Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. "Organizational history of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation". Website of MoWRRDGR. Government of India. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, RD &GR Government of India". Cgwb.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Home Page: Central Soil and Materials Research Station". Csmrs.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Central Water Commission - An apex organization in water resources development in India". Cwc.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  6. ^ "National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India". Nihroorkee.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Welcome to NERIWALM, INDIA". Neriwalm.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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