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.
India's fragile and finite water resources are depleting, while the multi-sectoral needs of water from sustained economic growth (over 8 per cent) will further increase demand for water with supporting dynamics like increased energy and consumption.
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).
India has five inland waterways and the Central Government is in the process of decÂ¡laring the Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch of river Barak in Assam as the sixth National Waterway. The Minister of Water Resources will move a Bill in Parliament for declaring