Question raised in Lok Sabha on Restoration of Water Bodies , 28/11/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Restoration of Water Bodies , 28/11/2019. As per the Water Bodies mapped on India- WRIS portal, total number of water bodies in the country are 7,98,908 (size more than 0.01 Ha). Further, as per the 5th Minor Irrigation Census conducted by this Ministry, there are 5,16,303 water bodies in the rural areas of the country being used for minor irrigation, out of which 53,396 are not in use for various reasons such as non availability of water, less and erratic rainfall, siltation, salinity etc.

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