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Development of Water Resources Information System

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is implementing a scheme viz. Development of Water Resources Information System (DWRIS) with the main objective of collecting the necessary data from various sources, analysis of important data and developing a robust information system on water resources. A Web based Water Resources Information System on Geographical Information System platform, named as INDIA-WRIS (www.india-wris.nrsc.gov.in), has been launched by the Central Water Commission jointly with National Remote Sensing Centre.

Several steps for augmentation, conservation and efficient management to ensure sustainability of water resources are undertaken by the respective State Governments. In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, Government of India provides technical and financial assistance to State Governments to encourage sustainable development and efficient management of water resources through various schemes and programmes such as Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP); and scheme for Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of water bodies etc. The Government of India has also launched National Water Mission with main objective as conservation of water, minimizing wastage and ensuring its more equitable distribution both across and within States through integrated water resources development and management.

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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