Ministry of Jal Shakti
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Dried-up Water Bodies

Posted On: 27 MAR 2023 6:30PM by PIB Delhi

The National Mission for Clean Ganga had funded a Project “Census Survey of Water bodies in Ganga Basin” in 31 districts of five main stem Ganga states, namely, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal through Quality Council of India (QCI). Under this Project QCI surveyed 1,100 government owned water bodies only and submitted a preliminary report. The details of these water bodies are:

S.No

State

Water bodies

1.

Uttarakhand

44

2.

Uttar Pradesh

329

3.

Bihar

113

4.

Jharkhand

56

5.

West Bengal

558

Total

1100

 

However, this is not a representative sample as more than 24 lakh water bodies exist in 33 States/UTs as per the census conducted by State/UT Governments.

 

Ministry of Jal Shakti launched the first Census of Water Bodies in convergence with the Sixth Minor Irrigation Census (reference year 2017-18) with the objective of developing a national database of all water bodies in the country. The census was conducted by the State Governments through nodal department identified in each State/UT for this purpose. The water bodies Census inter-alia collects information on all important aspects on the subject including their type, condition, status of encroachments, use, storage capacity, status of filling up of storage etc. (details in Annexure –I).

Further, National Water Mission, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has issued directions to all States/UTs in the year 2021 to create GIS-based inventory of all water bodies/water structures using available maps from NRSC. The details of the state-wise intervention status of completed work from 29.03.2022 to 03.03.2023 is enclosed at Annexure-II.

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-I

State-Wise Number of Water Bodies According To Public/Private Ownership As Reported In The First Census Of Water Bodies (Provisional)

S.No.

States/UTs

Public Owned

Private owned

Total water bodies

1

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

657

2,871

3,528

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

81,703

1,09,074

1,90,777

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

254

739

993

4

ASSAM

8,081

1,64,411

1,72,492

5

BIHAR

27,835

17,958

45,793

6

CHANDIGARH

188

0

188

7

CHHATISGARH

29,463

4,537

34,000

8

DELHI

849

44

893

9

GOA

610

853

1,463

10

GUJARAT

53,979

90

54,069

11

HARYANA

14,543

355

14,898

12

HIMACHAL PRADESH

48,927

39,090

88,017

13

JAMMU & KASHMIR

5,016

4,749

9,765

14

JHARKHAND

66,659

40,939

1,07,598

15

KARNATAKA

25,327

1,686

27,013

16

KERALA

16,345

39,389

55,734

17

MADHYA PRADESH

70,847

11,796

82,643

18

MAHARASHTRA

96,767

295

97,062

19

MANIPUR

632

1,026

1,658

20

MEGHALAYA

4,732

8,600

13,332

21

MIZORAM

451

1,734

2,185

22

NAGALAND

84

1,348

1,432

23

ODISHA

89,262

92,575

1,81,837

24

PUDUCHERRY

1,123

48

1,171

25

PUNJAB

15,633

379

16,012

26

RAJASTHAN

7,906

9,033

16,939

27

SIKKIM

76

58

134

28

TAMIL NADU

98,139

8,818

1,06,957

29

TELENGANA

51,593

12,462

64,055

30

TRIPURA

382

35,857

36,239

31

UTTARAKHAND

2,361

735

3,096

32

UTTAR PRADESH

2,40,027

5,060

2,45,087

33

WEST BENGAL

25,354

7,22,126

7,47,480

 

 

ANNEXURE-II

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain 2022

National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti

Intervention-Wise Status Report of the Completed Works

(Status From 29/03/2022 to 03/03/2023)

S.

No.

State

Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting

Renovation of Traditional Water Bodies

Reuse and Recharge Structures

Watershed Development

Intensive Afforestation

Treated Waste Water Used (in KLD)

Training Programmes/ KisanMelas

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

70

4

39

8

1346002

0

0

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

78824

18397

310

19918

127577

0

111

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

651

33

45

141

626484

0

2

4

ASSAM

10096

1707

15

10336

6947

0

227

5

BIHAR

29315

4973

7794

12789

25997744

0

79151

6

CHANDIGARH

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

CHHATTISGARH

45967

9180

15305

26765

877211

5045572

677

8

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU

24

1

0

0

0

0

0

9

DELHI

1

1

0

0

4777172

0

0

10

GOA

38

29

4

17

11

0

0

11

GUJARAT

16233

7503

21205

21827

164896305

320000

205

12

HARYANA

10991

4788

10821

2614

15105570

831643

25702

13

HIMACHAL

PRADESH

9007

1573

751

29041

55102

0

63

14

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

6628

1271

21445

9894

5916237

0

24

15

JHARKHAND

19617

812

10250

94720

55381

0

1629

16

KARNATAKA

99862

15261

140970

151640

37675952

703534

26973

17

KERALA

21429

9349

15631

67782

719111

6828

199

18

LADAKH

850

19

253

760

44

0

0

19

LAKSHADWEEP

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

20

MADHYA PRADESH

229649

6942

25909

65403

48642076

1152896

1296

21

MAHARASHTRA

15434

4625

27905

8291

53308426

198961

7636

22

MANIPUR

507

103

8

223

2206445

0

5

23

MEGHALAYA

1592

189

25

1503

1003092

0

89

24

MIZORAM

4854

275

238

2211

903

0

1

25

NAGALAND

107

65

8

106

1173192

0

21

26

ODISHA

53801

11075

10840

68770

80240972

21084

54

27

PUDUCHERRY

3

546

0

6

56100202

0

5

28

PUNJAB

1717

3795

563

5226

10112013

30666

618

29

RAJASTHAN

38298

6960

8308

33328

16872438

16939

1112

30

SIKKIM

346

11

472

1229

1645324

0

1

31

TAMIL NADU

87862

10973

183980

57899

1829656

25846

17151

32

TELANGANA

9814

4647

48421

26068

204418867

200

89

33

TRIPURA

10627

416

703

21086

7007002

0

139

34

UTTAR PRADESH

65088

26217

27361

300233

18625283

193663

120

35

UTTARAKHAND

13781

3514

2246

29374

21873937

1502

652

36

WEST BENGAL

14237

5917

947

6006

38674

0

330

Total

897320

161171

582772

1075214

783281353

8549334

164282

 

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