19 May 2012

National Water Mission

The National Water Mission under the National Action Plan for Climate Change envisages the following five goals : 

Goal 1: Comprehensive water data base in public domain and assessment of the impact of climate change on water resource, 

Goal 2: Promotion of citizen and state actions for water conservation, augmentation and preservation

Goal 3: Focused attention to vulnerable areas including over-exploited areas

Goal 4: Increasing water use efficiency by 20%

Goal 5: Promotion of basin level integrated water resources management

Planning Commission has indicated a tentative outlay of Rs.1488 crore for the Central Sector Plan Scheme “Implementation of National Water Mission” for the 12th Five Year Plan. No expenditure has been incurred so far under the said scheme. Funds available under other Plan Schemes will also be utilized for achieving various objectives of the Mission. 

This information was given by the Minister of Water Resources & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

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