Revival of Small Rivers and Other Water Bodies

Revival of Small Rivers and Other Water Bodies

(a) & (c) Works related to water resources development & management are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priorities. 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.
Central Assistance (CA) for restoration of water bodies is provided by the Ministry under the scheme of Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, which is a component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). The scheme aims at restoring the lost irrigation potential by improvement and restoration of existing water bodies. The restoration of water bodies also helps in ground water recharge. Works such as development of catchment, desilting, strengthening of bunds etc. are taken up for restoration of water bodies.

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Under the RRR of Water Bodies scheme, a total of 2064 water bodies with an estimated cost of Rs.1765 crore have been taken up for restoration in various states since XII Plan onwards as per eligible proposals received from the concerned State Governments, out of which 1160 water bodies have been reported to be completed upto March, 2019. Total Central Assistance amounting to Rs.369.11 crore has been released to the States upto March, 2019 for completion of works of these water bodies. Statewise details in this regard are at Annexure - I.
Further, under MGNREGA, works related to renovation of traditional water bodies, etc. are permissible.  State wise details of funds released for the same under MGNREGA are at Annexure – II.

(b) Works related to survey of such water bodies comes under the purview of concerned State Government. However, as per the 5th Minor Irrigation Census conducted by this Ministry, there are 5,16,303 water bodies in the rural areas of the country being used for minor irrigation, out of which 53,396 are not in use for various reasons such as non availability of water, less and erratic rainfall, siltation, salinity etc.

(d) to (e) Matter related to encroachment of water bodies comes under purview of the concerned State Government. However, considering the importance of water bodies for socio economic development, Secretary (MoWR, RD & GR) vide letter dated 26.02.2016 requested State Governments to take necessary steps for keeping all the water bodies encroachment free. Further, Secretary (WR, RD & GR) vide letter dated 07.11.2016 requested the State Governments to take appropriate action in respect of inclusion of water bodies in land records, inclusion of water bodies as integral part of town planning process, strict action for the encroachers, etc. Further, water bodies are included under RRR of Water Bodies scheme only after concerned State Government certify that these are encroachment free.

ANNEXURE-I
Annexure referred to in reply to Parts (a) & (c) of Unstarred Question No. †2225 to be answered in Lok Sabha on 04.07.2019 regarding “Revival of Small Rivers and other Water Bodies”.
Statewise details of ongoing RRR of Water Bodies Scheme
All Rupees in Crores, storage in MCM & Potential in Lakh Ha
Sl.
No.
States No of WBs included Estimated Cost
Potential Planned
/CCA
Targeted Storage revival (MCM)
Cumulative release upto 03/2019
Cumulative Expenditure upto 3/2019
Potential restored upto 3/2019
Storage revived upto 3/2019
No of completed WBs upto 03/2019
1
Andhra Pradesh
100
66.766 0.056 40.98
2.7
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
2
Bihar
27
64.9335 0.101 247.45
6.255
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
3
Gujarat
61
102.908 0.114
0.1
8.8125
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
4
Madhya Pradesh
125
183.2421 0.333 438.347
37.70
149.66
0.25
438.38 121.00
5
Manipur
4
65.442 0.012 6.281
10.37
14.97
0.00
2.04
0.00
6
Meghalaya
9
11.432 0.011 0.4654
5.18
5.51
0.01
0.36
4.00
7
Orissa
863
449.025 0.513 58.0845 110.646 271.20
0.44
20.57
715
8
Rajasthan
68
187.8196 0.132 12.644 50.2276 106.16
0.10
11.52
52
9
Tamilnadu
153
77.7501 0.038 3.8341 16.2514
47.44
0.00
0.00
104
10
Telengana
575
459.1827 0.290 56.217 104.5593
94.51
0.08
24.61
164
11
Uttar Pradesh
74
83.4069 0.034 42.236 16.4087
37.08
0.00
0.00
0
12
Uttrakhand
5
12.49
0.005 2.274
0
1.41
0.00
0.00
0
Grand Total 2064 1764.398 1.638 908.913 369.1106 727.94 0.888 497.48 1160

ANNEXURE-II
Annexure referred to in reply to Parts  (a) & (c) of Unstarred Question No. †2225 to be answered in Lok Sabha on 04.07.2019 regarding “Revival of Small Rivers and other Water Bodies”.
WORKS TAKEN UP ON RENOVATION OF TRADITIONAL WATER BODIES UNDER MGNREGS DURING LAST THREE YEARS
SL.
NO.
STATES 2018-19
2017-18
2016-17
Phy( Nos.) Fin (Lakhs) Phy( Nos.) Fin (Lakhs) Phy( Nos.) Fin (Lakhs)
1
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR 16 6.59 18
3.6
19
2.8
2
ANDHRA PRADESH 26828 60634.08 17251 40576.77 20285 21646.48
3
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 28 270.55 54 561.69 65 164.36
4
ASSAM 2288 1511.84 1707 1363.72 1406 2005.45
5
BIHAR 5646 4678.86 5820 5229.59 5249 4183.62
6
CHHATTISGARH 14252 35984.68 12666 25955.87 13719 34978.8
7
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
DAMAN & DIU
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
GOA 57 4.95 76 41.26 132 88.06
10
GUJARAT 11565 15834.35 9677 10038.52 9278 12436.21
11
HARYANA 796 1942.22 895 2117.51 999 2128.18
12
HIMACHAL PRADESH 1288 584.68 1443 476.12 1537 608.03
13
JAMMU AND KASHMIR 3233 868.36 3500 1872.49 3288 1022.3
14
JHARKHAND 707 438.92 1279 492.91 6216 5410.28
15
KARNATAKA 18911 20176.82 17544 20413.02 17530 21733.72
16
KERALA 16279 12578.05 17587 14252.5 30164 23404.46
17
LAKSHADWEEP 13 2.27 13 2.39 13
0
18
MADHYA PRADESH 10130 11808.92 10080 11405.56 3743 2250.88
19
MAHARASHTRA 5639 8688.72 6468 6802.57 7690 6521.54
20
MANIPUR 64 159.89 81 138.94 130 338.82
21
MEGHALAYA 371 662.59 406 1101.97 415 1011.68
22
MIZORAM 255 516.27 231 261.16 47 86.79
23
NAGALAND 17 98.56 64 402.08 51 65.84
24
ODISHA 11832 11727.27 13792 12625.8 19430 20751.48
25
PUDUCHERRY 658 803.45 616 840.81 524 808.18
26
PUNJAB 7178 9555.75 5916 9977.93 6084 10870.04
27
RAJASTHAN 17259 38152.12 12872 26763.07 14677 37228.59
28
SIKKIM
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
TAMIL NADU 14435 11673.18 60718 292577.99 66033 262212.45
30
TELANGANA 13826 26879.97 11385 18938.02 13362 14032.14
31
TRIPURA 218 197.93 525 284.06 1387 1287.27
32
UTTAR PRADESH 19700 19070.82 18802 16129.58 21737 27962.8
33
UTTARAKHAND 2364 1194.92 2253 1294.22 1516 936.02
34
WEST BENGAL 15924 7650.22 32694 16275.57 50256 76815.54
TOTAL 221777 304357.8 266433 539217.29 316982 592992.81
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Jal Shakti Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2225
ANSWERED ON 04.07.2019

REVIVAL OF SMALL RIVERS AND OTHER WATER BODIES

2225. SHRI KAUSHALENDRA KUMAR

Will the Minister of JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether the Government is working on any action plan pertaining to revival of dying small rivers, lakes, ponds, small ponds, wells and Bavaris‚, etc. in the country;
  • (b) whether the Government has carried out any survey of such water bodies for reviving them and if so, the details thereof;
  • (c) the State-wise details of the efforts made for the revival of small rivers, lakes, ponds, small ponds, wells and 'Bavaris' for ground water recharge in the country along with the methodologies being adopted for it;
  • (d) whether the Government is aware that the anti-social elements have occupied these water bodies in unauthorized manner across the country; and
  • (e) if so, the action taken by the Government against them and the initiatives taken/being taken so far to remove the illegal encroachment?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI & SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT (SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)

As above
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