Ministry of Water Resources


Ministry of Water Resources looks after the development of the water resources of India. It frames the policies and guidelines from time to time for the regulation of the water resources. The ministry gives technical guidance and monitors the various irrigation projects and flood control. The ministry came up in the year of 1985.

Ministry of Water Resources also monitors the Centrally Sponsored Schemes and promotes participatory irrigation management. It provides research and technical support for the development of each sector related to water management. For the development and promotion of projects the Ministry of Water Resources of India takes financial aid of the World Bank.

In case of any dispute between inter-state rivers, the Ministry of Water Resources, India takes active steps to resolve the matter peacefully. It also looks after the execution of inter-state projects. For time to time development of water resources of India, the ministry holds discussions with neighboring countries. Ground water development is one of its major objectives.

The various organizations that support and work under the Indian Ministry of Water Resources are as follows:
  1. Central Water Commission, New Delhi
  2. Central Soil and Materials Research Station, New Delhi
  3. Brahmaputra Board
  4. Central Ground Water Board, Faridabad, Haryana
  5. National Water Development Agency
  6. Farakka Barrage Project, Farakka
  7. Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Ltd., New Delhi
  8. Narmada Control Authority, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  9. Sardar Sarovar Construction Advisory Committee (SSCAC)
  10. National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand
  11. Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, Maharashtra
  12. Upper Yamuna River Board
  13. National Projects Construction Corporation Ltd, New Delhi
  14. Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers
  15. Ganga Flood Control Commission (GFCC)


Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012