Ministry of Water Resources, River, Development & Ganga Rejuvenation - Year End Summary (Download PDF)

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Ganga Rejuvenation: Major activities under National Mission for Clean Ganga: Under Namami Gange programme, a total of 187 projects worth Rs. 16565.34 crore have been sanctioned for various activities, For River Front Development, works at 111 ghats and 46 crematoria are in progress and expected to be completed by 2018.

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Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 2018)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains Ministerial Summary 2017 - Source PIB

  • On rural sanitation front, all 4464 villages on the bank of river Ganga have been made Open Defecation Free (ODF)

  • Five State Ganga Committees and 34 District Ganga Committees constituted for effective monitoring of projects and activities.

  • Six public outreach programmes were organised in five main stem Ganga basin States.

  • Countries like Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Israel have shown keen interest in collaborating with the Indian government for river Ganga cleaning.

Water Quality Monitoring: Based on water quality monitoring being carried out at 124 locations through manual as well as sensors based real time system.

Water Resources & River Development: -

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) has been formulated amalgamating ongoing schemes. Under PMKSY, Ninety Nine (99) ongoing Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) works. Funding mechanism through NABARD has been made by the Government for both central and state share for timely completion of 99 prioritized projects.

  • Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of three priority links have been completed viz. Ken-Betwa link project (KBLP) Phase-I and II, Damanganga-Pinjal link project and Par-Tapi-Narmada link project.

  • DRIP project has now been extended for two additional years with extended completion date to be June 30, 2020.

  • National Hydrology Project (NHP) has been taken up with the assistance of World Bank with total outlay of Rs. 3679.7674 crore.

  • NWM has focused on improving water use efficiency.

  • MI (Stats) Wing conducts quinquennial census of minor irrigation structures in the Country

  • MoU Signed in 2017: India-Netherlands: A memorandum of understanding between India and the Netherlands was signed on June 27, 2017 on cooperation in the field of Water Management.

  • The programme named National Aquifer Management (NAQUIM) for mapping of water bearing aquifers has been planned with an aim to enhance the capacity of states in Ground Water Management and Development.

  • Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR has completely operationalized eOffice.

The Following Important Projects Completed Successfully by WAPCOS, MoWR, RD & GR: -

  • Afghan-India Friendship Dam Project, Herat Province, Afghanistan Development of Six Irrigation Schemes in Champassack Province, Lao PDR.

  • Project Management for Augmentation of Water Supply Scheme in Dar-Es-Salaam and Chalinze, Tanzania, Stung Tasal Dam Project, Cambodia.

  • Preparation of Feasibility Report and Detailed Project Report on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment for Bhopal City.

  • Project Management Consultancy for Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Project, Bhopal (World Bank Funded).

  • Project Development and Management Consultant (PDMC) for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation including Project Management of Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

Major Activities in 2017 by Peninsular River wing:

  • In the year 2017 Dam Break Analysis were conducted on 64 Dams for preparation of Inundation maps.

  • DHARMA, web based dam inventory management software has been completed.

  • DRIP scheme has been carried out by the IIT Roorkee.

  • The project “Protection of Majuli island from flood and erosion” was approved by the MoWR, RD & GR.

Swachhta Pakhwada:

  • Remotest areas of the country were targeted to make it a ‘Jan Andolan’.

  • Awareness drive was also organised in Srinagar, Manipur etc.

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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