Centre will soon come out with an updated “National Water Policy”

National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency is being mooted

Government of India will soon come out with an updated version of  National Water Policy to effect key changes in Water Governance Structure, Regulatory Framework, besides setting up of a National Bureau of Water Use Efficiency.

Speaking at the valedictory session of the 6th India Water Week-2019 here, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that hydrological boundaries rather than administrative or political boundary should become part of the water governance structure in the country. He said, for this consensus-building among the states within the Constitutional framework is a necessary pre-condition.

He further added that, water conservation along with water-harvesting and judicious and multiple uses of water are key to tackle the water challenges in India. Calling for rejuvenation and revitalization of the traditional water bodies and resources through the age-old conservation methods, the Minister underlined the need for dissemination of modern water technologies in an extensive fashion.


Ministry of Jal Shakti

[Press Release dt. 28-09-2019]


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