About Ministry of Jal Shakti

The Ministry of Jal Shakti is responsible for laying down policy guidelines and programmes for the development, conservation, management and regulation of country's water resources. The Ministry's vision is optimal sustainable development, maintenance of quality and efficient use of water resources to match with the growing demands on this precious natural resource of the country.

Ministry is also responsible for an overall national perspective of water planning and coordination in relation to diverse uses of water; water laws and legislations; addressing inter-State and trans-boundary water issues; bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation; and general policy guidelines and programmes for assessment, development and regulation of the country’s water resources. It is also responsible for water quality assessment; rejuvenation of river Ganga and its tributaries and also conservation and abatement of pollution in other rivers.