Water Resources Ministry accords highest priority to Bihar: Uma

Reiterating that Union Water Resources ministry "accords highest priority" to the interests of the Bihar Government in issues relating to her ministry, Union Minister Uma Bharti has said there is "remarkable progress" in talks with Nepal over the construction of Saptakoshi High Dam.

Govt may levy charge on river water users, polluters

 In view of the high costs involved in cleaning up and inter-linking of rivers, the government is considering levying a charge on river water users and those polluting them.

Centre calls meeting of UP, MP CMs to resolve water issue

In a bid to resolve the dispute between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh over releasing water from Bansagar Dam, the Centre has convened a meeting of the chief ministers of the two states here on Thursday.

Govt forms task force on interlinking of rivers to bring states on board

Seeking to overcome the hurdles in interlinking of rivers, the Centre Tuesday constituted a 'Task Force' to work on forging consensus among different states for speedy implementation of the NDA government's ambitious project.

Govt cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most
Govt cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most

The Water Resources Ministry has witnessed a substantial slash in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga was accorded a good hike.

Water Ministry gets expert who advised Modi as Gujarat CM

A group, headed by an expert who worked with Narendra Modi during his Chief Ministership of Gujarat, was on Monday set up to advise the union Water Resources Ministry whose main priorities are cleaning and inter-linking of rivers.

India`s reservoir water level drops to two-thirds of capacity

In this year of deficient rainfall, less than two-thirds of the country`s major reservoir-storage capacity of water is currently available -- some 85 percent of the available storage in the corresponding period of last year, the water resources ministry said Friday.

Hindi name of water resources ministry changed

The name of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in Hindi has been changed to Jal Sansadhan, Nadi Vikas Aur Ganga Sanrakshan Mantralaya.

PM Modi`s Clean Ganga mission: First high-level meeting today

The first high-level meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Ganga, constituted by the Narendra Modi government, is expected to meet on Wednesday to finalise the final draft for cleaning the country`s holiest river, which is also one of the most polluted of all.

Single permanent tribunal on water disputes gets govt push

After years of dithering, the government has finally initiated a move to replace all existing inter-state water dispute tribunals with a permanent body to settle such matters.

Cabinet to consider 2013 as Water Conservation Year

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource.

K Sarkar appointed Secretary, Water Resources Mini

Senior IAS officer SK Sarkar has been appointed as Secretary in the Water Resources Ministry, an official release said on Tuesday.