Water resources

National Policy to Save Water

Government of India has formulated the National Water Policy, 2012 wherein several recommendations have been made for conservation, development and management of water resources in the country. The Salient Features of the National Water Policy, 2012 are Annexed. Ministry of Agriculture has informed that in order to address the adverse impact involving economic and ecological situations… Read More

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World Bank Study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India

The World Bank has undertaken a study and Technical Assistance initiative on Ground Water Management in India with the objectives of identifying management strategies for promoting sustainable groundwater use in the heavily groundwater dependent States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.  An assessment was also carried out in Punjab.  Based on the outcome of the study,… Read More

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Draft National Water Framework Bill released

Water Resources Ministry Relrases Draft National Water Framework Bill, Draft River Basin Management Bill ; and Draft National Policy Guidelines for Water Sharing/Distrution Amongst States for Comments by Next Month End The Ministry of Water Resources has released Draft National Water Framework Bill, Draft River Basin Management Bill and Draft National Policy Guidelines prepared by the… Read More

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Union Cabinet declares Year as Water Conservation Year-2013

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for declaring the year 2013 as Water Conservation Year 2013. A number of mass awareness activities will be undertaken during Water Conservation Year 2013 with emphasis on sensitizing the masses on water related issues, encourage them to conserve and use it judiciously.   The policies and programmes of the… Read More

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Implementation of New National Water Policy

Mr. John Briscoe of the World Bank had prepared a Report titled India™s Water Economy: Bracing for a Turbulent Future in 2005. The report is based on a study conducted by the World Bank on its own. The report in general discusses various aspects of water resources development and management in India. Most of the… Read More

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National Water Policy – Need for Augmentation, conservation and efficient management

The National Water Resources Council (NWRC) at its sixth meeting held on 28th December, 2012 based on the broader consensus that emerged, adopted the National Water Policy (2012) containing recommendation for setting up of an independent Statutory Water Regulatory Authority by each State to fix and regulate the water tariff system. Several steps for augmentation,… Read More

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Ministry of Water Resources has formulated a Model Bill on Groundwater Exploitation

Ministry of Water Resources has formulated a Model Bill to regulate and control groundwater development and management in the Country. The Model Bill has been circulated by the Ministry to all the States/ Union Territories for enactment. So far 14 States/ UTs namely, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil… Read More

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Ministry of Water Resources constitutes a Drafting Committee for Water Framework Law

National Water Framework Ministry of Water Resources has constituted a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. Y.K. Alagh to draft Water Framework Law as an umbrella statement of general principles governing the exercise of legislative and /or executive (or devolved) powers by the Centre, the States and the local governing bodies. The tenure of… Read More

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