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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
27-August-2012 16:43 IST
Capacity of Water Bodies

 

According to Third Minor Irrigation Census conducted by Ministry of Water Resources with reference year 2000-2001, the number of water bodies identified in the country are 5.56 lakh.  The total number of water bodies not in use are 85807.  Out of 5.56 lakh water bodies, there are 2.39 lakh public owned water bodies.  The State-wise details of public owned water bodies are given below:-

State-wise details of Public owned Water Bodies (as per 3rd Minor Irrigation Census conducted by Ministry of Water resources with reference year 2000-2001)

 

S.No.

Name of State

Number of Public owned Water Bodies

(as per 3rd minor Irrigation census by MoWR with reference year 2000- 2001)

1

ANDHRA PRADESH

67236

2

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

186

3

ASSAM

170

4

BIHAR

12345

5

CHHATTISGARH

32486

6

GOA

137

7

GUJARAT

2742

8

HARYANA

12

9

HIMACHAL PRADESH

361

10

JAMMU & KASHMIR

312

11

JHARKHAND

16552

12

KARNATAKA

22582

13

KERALA

2977

14

MADHYA PRADESH

7947

15

MAHARASHTRA

16429

16

MANIPUR

2

17

MEGHALAYA

87

18

MIZORAM

0

19

NAGALAND

0

20

ORISSA

18250

21

PUNJAB

7

22

RAJASTHAN

1844

23

SIKKIM

423

24

TAMIL NADU

25107

25

TRIPURA

122

26

UTTAR PRADESH

70

27

UTTARANCHAL

5188

28

WEST BENGAL

5350

29

ANDAMAN & NIKOBARS

4

30

CHANDIGARH

0

31

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

12

32

DELHI

0

33

PONDICHERRY

198

TOTAL :

239138

 

The Ministry of Water Resources do not maintain the record of annual capacity of these water  bodies.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Water Resources and Minority Affairs Shri Vincent H. Pala in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

MA/VN