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Identification of 75 Water Heritage Sites

Posted On: 13 MAR 2023 6:21PM by PIB Delhi

There is no provision under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 to declare a site as a “Water Heritage Site” under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). However, the Ministry of Jal Shakti had constituted a Committee to identify 75 Water Heritage Structure (WHS) in reference to 75 years of India's Independence.

A total of 421 nominations were received through States/UTs, Central Agencies, NGOs and general public and out of which Committee has recommended 75 water heritage structures, which includes 5 Water Heritage Structure from Gujarat and 4 Water Heritage Structure from Andhra Pradesh respectively. In this connection, "Jal-Itihas" sub-portal under India-WRIS portal, showcasing the 75 WHS, was launched (https://indiawris.gov.in/wris/) on 5th January, 2023 at the 1st All India State Ministers Conference on Water at Bhopal. State/UT wise details of these WHS are at Annexure. At present there is no central fund allocated/disbursed for maintenance of these sites.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri  Bishweswar Tudu in a written            reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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ANNEXURE

 

 

Details of Water Heritage Structures

S.No.

States/UTs

Number of Water Heritage Structures

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

1

2

Andhra Pradesh

4

3

Assam

4

4

Bihar

2

5

Chhattisgarh

1

6

Delhi

1

7

Gujarat

5

8

Haryana

3

9

Himachal Pradesh

1

10

Jammu and Kashmir

1

11

Jharkhand

1

12

Karnataka

5

13

Kerala

2

14

Ladakh

1

15

Madhya Pradesh

6

16

Maharashtra

4

17

Manipur

1

18

Meghalaya

1

19

Mizoram

1

20

Odisha

2

21

Punjab

1

22

Puducherry

1

23

Rajasthan

7

24

Tamil Nadu

7

25

Telangana

4

26

Tripura

1

27

Uttar Pradesh

4

28

Uttarakhand

2

29

West Bengal

1

 

Source: https://indiawris.gov.in/wris

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