Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

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Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
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Ministry overview
Formed September 1985; 31 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
  • Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Website wrmin.nic.in

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, is a ministry of the Government of India and the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to the development and regulation of the water resources in India. The Ministry was formed in January 1985 following a bifurcation of the then Ministry of Irrigation and Power when the Department of Irrigation was re-constituted as the Ministry of Water Resources[2] is at present held by Uma Bharti.[3] In July 2014, the Ministry has been 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.[4]

Organisations[edit]

  • Bansagar Control Board
  • Betwa River Board
  • Brahmaputra Board
  • Central Ground Water Board[5]
  • Central Soil and Materials Research Station[6]
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Central Water Commission[7]
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Ganga Flood Control Commission
  • Narmada Control Authority
  • National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee[8]
  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited
  • National Water Development Agency
  • North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management (NERIWALM)
  • Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee
  • Tungabhadra Board
  • Upper Yamuna River Board
  • WAPCOS Limited

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