Ministry of Water Resources
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.
Guidelines for groundwater abstraction- A document by Central Groundwater Authority, Ministry of Water Resources (2012)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)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:
The report is divided into following chapters:
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, 2011posted 9 years 8 months ago
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 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.
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.
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.