Ministry of Water Resources (India)

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Ministry of Water Resources
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction IndiaRepublic of India
Headquarters Ministry of Water Resources
Shram Shakti Bhavan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi
Annual budget USD 243134089[1]
Minister responsible Uma Bharati, Ministry of Water Resources
Website wrmin.nic.in

The Ministry of Water Resources, a branch of the Government of India, is 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] The position of the Union Cabinet Minister for Water Resource was occupied by Ghulam Nabi Azad before the General Elections of 2014, and 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]

  • Central Ground Water Board
  • Central Water Commission
  • Central Soil and Materials Research Station
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited
  • National Water Development Agency
  • Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee
  • Upper Yamuna River Board
  • WAPCOS Limited

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