Ministry of Water Resources Current Affairs - 2019

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Water Storage Level of 91 Major Reservoirs in India goes down by One Percent 

As per Ministry of Water Resources, the water storage level available in 91 major Indian reservoirs for week ending on 2 May 2019 was 40.592 BCM (Billion cubic meters), which is 25% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was at 26% for week ending on April 25, 2019. This shows decline in water Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Central Monitoring Committee to Prepare National Plan for Polluted Rivers

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a Central Monitoring Committee to prepare and enforce a national plan to make over 350 river stretches pollution free across the country. River pollution has caused a serious threat to the safety of water and environment. Order of NGT The committee would comprise representatives of NITI Aayog; secretaries Read More…

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Ministry of Water Resources institutes National Water Awards

Union Ministry of Water Resources has instituted National Water Awards with objective to encourage all stakeholders to manage their water resources efficiently and create water consciousness in the country. The awards will be given for 13 categories National Water Awards 2018 The objective of these awards is to encourage all stakeholders including NGOs, Gram Panchayats, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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New Ganga clean-up law proposes setting up Ganga Protection Corps, prison terms and fines

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation has prepared draft Bill which proposes setting up armed Ganga Protection Corps (GPC) to arrest any person who has committed offence of polluting River Ganga punishable under this law. The Bill calls for National Ganga Council and National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce law and Read More…

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Government launches Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao Contest on Water Conservation

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched fortnightly video contest “Jal Bachao, Video Banao, Puruskar Pao”. The contest aims to engage with people of the country on the important issues of water conservation and water management. For running this contest, Ministry has joined hands with MyGov portal (www.mygov.in). The contest Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Government launches National Water Informatics Centre

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has set up central body – National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to maintain a comprehensive water resources data. NWIC will be subordinate office under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. It will be headed by joint secretary level officer. Functions of NWIC Provide Read More…

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First regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources held in Kolkata

The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources was held in Kolkata, West Bengal in bid to address outstanding water resources issues. It was conveyed by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. Key Facts The conference was aimed at addressing outstanding water resources issues, inter-state issues, intra and inter-basin issues Read More…

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