Delhi's major source of water is the yamuna river originating from the champasar
glacier at 4421 m in the state of uttaranchal flowing thought the states of himachal
and haryana reaching Delhi and then flows past the tajmahel in the state of uttar
predesh joining the Ganges in Allahbad the total length of the river is 1370 km.The
alternate source of water is through tube wells drilled into the water table.
We recommend that all water consumed in India should be filtered due to pollutants
and the lack of proper sewage management.
LATEST NEWS- In what could be a precursor to a water-friendly Budget, the water resources
ministry is taking to the Cabinet a Rs 20-crore proposal for a pilot project on restoration
of water bodies.
This project, spanning 15 districts in the country, aims to bring back two million
hectares of farm land lost to drying up and misused water bodies.
According to sources in the ministry, the Cabinet’s nod on the proposal would be
sought before the end of February.
It is expected that another Rs 150-200-crore allocation would be made in the 2005-06
Budget for expansion of the project. “While the pilot project would be considered
as part of this fiscal, the pilot project for restoration work would work out in
2005-06,“ sources said the scheme envisages hundreds of projects — each with a minimum
of 40 hectares of land — to supplement irrigation work. NGOs, water user associations
and environmentalists would be roped in with the district commissioner as key functionary
“A techno-economic feasibility study is on and all concerned would be addressed holistically,”
With Rs 4,500-crore expected for the completion of 83 last-mile identified major
and medium irrigation projects in the Tenth Plan, the ministry plans to complete
30 projects this year itself.