Ministry of Water Resources

Groundwater resources race against time
Development and urbanisation have already put pressure on groundwater resources in the fragile Himalayan region. So, what is the current status of groundwater resources of this unique region? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 2 months ago

The Himalayas, an important part of the geography of India, extend along the entire Northern and North-Eastern boundary of the country. It spans six Indian States namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Sikkim and a major part of Arunachal Pradesh from west to east.

A view of the majestic Himalayas
Guidelines for groundwater abstraction- A document by Central Groundwater Authority, Ministry of Water Resources (2012)
This document provides the details of guidelines for groundwater abstraction for both notified and non notified areas Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

This document by Central Groundwater Authority provides a set of guidelines to evaluate proposals/requests for the withdrawal of ground water. This is done with the following objectives:

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Bill by Ministry of Water Resources (2012)
This bill aims to amend the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

This document is a bill by Ministry of Water Resources is to amend the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) of 1974. The objective of this bill is to address the pressing problem of river pollution and increasing contribution of municipal sewage that is discharged to rivers. The objectives of the bill are:

Annual report of Ministry of Water Resources (2011-2012)
This report by the Ministry of Water Resources provides an overview of the management of water resources in the country Sumathi Sivam posted 8 years 5 months ago

This document is an annual report of Ministry of Water Resources. It gives an overview of the management of India’s water resources for the year 2011-2012.

The report is divided into following chapters:

National action plan on climate change (NAPCC) and supporting mission documents (2008-11)
The NAPCC gives the direction which India needs to take, to mitigate and adapt to climate change. samir nazareth posted 9 years 4 months ago

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) is a policy document prepared by the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change. It has been prepared keeping in mind that India's economic need to tap its natural resources needs to be tempered with the need to maintain ecological balance.

Restructuring of the Central Water Commission – Ministry of Water Resources invites comments on its proposal till September 30, 2011
The Ministry of Water Resources has invited comments from various stakeholders on restructuring of the Central Water Commission. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 8 months ago

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The restructuring is being proposed primarily to adopt river basins as the fundamental block for integrated planning, development and management of water resources in the country. 

The Dam Safety Bill (2010) – Ministry of Water Resources
The pending Bill seeks to provide for the surveillance, inspection and operation of all dams of certain parameters to ensure their safe functioning. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 4 months ago

The Dam Safety bill, 2010 introduced in the Lok Sabha in August 2010 and approved by the cabinet earlier this year was referred to the Standing Committee on Water Resources, which was scheduled to submit its report within three months. The bill which is still pending seeks to provide for the surveillance, inspection and operation of all dams of certain parameters to ensure their safe functioning.

Administrative areas categorised as overexploited with respect to groundwater (2006)
The table provides information on status of groundwater use and availability for blocks, mandals, taluks and watersheds on all India basis Rama Mani posted 11 years 11 months ago

The table below provides a categorization of blocks, mandals, taluks and watersheds as overexploited and dark on an all India basis with respect to status of groundwater use and availability.

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Information on droughts and floods in India by ministry of water resources
Ministry of water resources provides information on droughts and floods in India with government initiatives and centrally sponsored schemes Rama Mani posted 11 years 11 months ago

Floods: In India, out of the total geographical area of 329 m ha., the flood prone area has been estimated as 45.64 m.ha. Heavy flood damages were experienced in the country during the monsoon of 1955, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2001 & 2004.

Groundwater quality scenario in India by ministry of water resources
The site provides information on groundwater quality monitoring and scenario in India and also the problems of groundwater quality faced in the country Rama Mani posted 11 years 11 months ago

This site by the Ministry of Water Resources provides details of the groundwater quality scenario and the efforts undertaken to monitor groundwater quality in India.