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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources
03-September-2012 15:45 IST
Database of Traditional Water Resources
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

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

 

Government had approved a State Sector Scheme for Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of water bodies with two components (i) one with external assistance with an outlay of Rs. 1500 crore and (ii) another with domestic support with an outlay of Rs. 1250 crore for implementation during XI Five Year Plan period.

            Under the scheme of RRR of water bodies with external assistance, 75% is loan taken by Government of India from the World Bank and is passed on to the concerned States on back to back basis and is to be repaid by the States. The balance 25% loan is taken as liability of Government of India and passed on as additional central assistance (100% grant) to the States for the projects.

Under the scheme of RRR of water bodies with domestic support, 90% of the project cost is provided as central grant by the Government of India to the projects in the States of North-Eastern Region, hilly States namely, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and  undivided Koraput, Bolangir and Kalahandi (KBK) districts of Odisha and the projects benefitting tribal areas, drought prone areas and naxal affected areas and 10% of the project cost is provided by the respective State Governments. The projects benefitting other areas of the States are eligible for 25% central assistance (grant).

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