To address the ever-growing traffic congestion menace in the capital, the government has decided to decongest the city with a six-lane project worth Rs 28.20 billion.
For instance, out of the 111 identified National Waterways, 106 were conceived in 2016 alone. An assertive Nutan Guha Biswas, Chairperson, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is confident that the statutory agency will continue to exceed its performance in 2018.
The Government of India is implementing the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with the financial assistance of the World Bank for the repair and rehabilitation of about 225 dam projects across Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand (DVC) and Uttrakhand (UJVNL).
With a view to have wider consultations among various stakeholders to brainstorm new ideas for solutions to various issues of the water sector the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has organised the third national conference called Â“Jal Manthan-IIIÂ” on January 13, 2017 in New Delhi.
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has uploaded the draft national water framework bill and draft model bill for conservation, protection, regulation and management of ground water on its website (http://mowr.gov.in).
With the Madhya Pradesh Forest department yet to give its nod, the Centre's ambitious river interlinking project is likely to be delayed. While permission is reportedly secured in Uttar Pradesh, the Forest Department is yet to give its approval for the project area that falls in the state of Madhya Pradesh.