- The central government has requested all states to adopt an approach similar to the newly-formulated Jal Shakti Ministry in order to integrate all ministries and bodies dealing with water under one umbrella.
- Recently the Centre has formed a new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry. It has been formed by merging the erstwhile Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
- The Jal Shakti Ministry has been mandated to deal with issues ranging from international and inter-states water disputes, management of water resources, the Namami Gange project and the provision of clean drinking water.
- Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation was the apex body for formulation and administration of rules and regulations relating to the development and regulation of the water resources in India. It was the nodal ministry for the Namami Gange- the flagship initiative to clean the River Ganga
- The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation was the Nodal Ministry for the overall policy, planning, funding and coordination of two flagship programmes namely, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) for rural drinking water supply and the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM (G)] for sanitation in rural India.
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