Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation was the apex body for formulation and administration of rules and regulations relating to the development and regulation of the water resources in India. The Ministry was formed in January 1985 following the bifurcation of the then Ministry of Irrigation and Power, when the Department of Irrigation was re-constituted as the Ministry of Water Resources. In July 2014, the Ministry was renamed to “Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation”, making it the National Ganga River Basin Authority for conservation, development, management, and abatement of pollution in the river Ganges and its tributaries.[3] In May 2019, this ministry was merged with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to form the Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
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Agency overview
FormedSeptember 1985; 34 years ago (1985-09)
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of National Resources and Scientific Research (1951-52)
  • Ministry of Irrigation and Power (1952-74; 1985)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (1974-80)
  • Ministry of Energy and Irrigation (1980)
  • Ministry of Irrigation (1980-85)
DissolvedMay 2019[1]
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Water Resources, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Annual budgetUS$243,134,089[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
Websitemowr.gov.in


List of ministersEdit

Name Term of office Political party

(Alliance)

Satya Narayan Sinha(As MoS till 10 April 1962) 13 May 1952 13 March 1967 Indian National Congress
Ram Subhag Singh 13 March 1967 14 February 1969
Kotha Raghuramaiah(Minister of State) 14 February 1969 18 March 1971
Raj Bahadur 18 March 1971 5 February 1973
Kotha Raghuramaiah 5 February 1973 24 March 1977
Ravindra Varma 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 Janata Party
K. Gopal 4 August 1979 14 January 1980 Janata Party (Secular)
Bhishma Narain Singh 14 January 1980 29 January 1983 Indian National Congress
Buta Singh 29 January 1983 31 December 1984
H. K. L. Bhagat 31 December 1984 2 December 1989
P. Upendra 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 Telugu Desam Party(National Front)
Satya Prakash Malaviya 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party
Ghulam Nabi Azad 21 June 1991 18 January 1993 Indian National Congress
Vidya Charan Shukla 18 January 1993 17 January 1996
Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
Ram Vilas Paswan 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal(United Front)
Srikant Kumar Jena 29 June 1996 19 March 1998
Madan Lal Khurana 19 March 1998 31 January 1999 Bharatiya Janata Party(National Democratic Alliance)
P. R. Kumaramangalam 31 January 1999 13 October 1999
Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 29 January 2003
Sushma Swaraj 29 January 2003 22 May 2004
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 1 November 2005 6 April 2008 Indian National Congress(United Progressive Alliance)
Vayalar Ravi 6 April 2008 22 May 2009
Pawan Kumar Bansal 28 May 2009 28 October 2012
Kamal Nath 28 October 2012 26 May 2014
M. Venkaiah Naidu 26 May 2014 5 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party(National Democratic Alliance)
Ananth Kumar 5 July 2016 1 November 2018
Narendra Singh Tomar 1 November 2018 30 May 2019
Pralhad Joshi 30 May 2019

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Govt forms 'Jal Shakti' Ministry by merging Water Resources and Drinking Water Ministries". Business Standard. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Budget turns spotlight on railways, roads". Times of India. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. "Organizational history of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation". Website of MoWRRDGR. Government of India. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, RD &GR Government of India". Cgwb.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Home Page: Central Soil and Materials Research Station". Csmrs.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Central Water Commission - An apex organization in water resources development in India". Cwc.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  7. ^ "National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India". Nihroorkee.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Welcome to NERIWALM, INDIA". Neriwalm.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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