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Action plan for rejuvenation of ponds by the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, government of Punjab dated March 31, 2020.

Global warming threatened the right to water and sanitation for "potentially billions of people" said the United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 report released on World Water Day. Policymakers and businesses should seek to manage water resources better, to economise on the electricity and fuel needed to pump, clean and deliver water, the report said.

Water scarcity is already widespread and remains on the rise: it is found in nearly every region in the world. Around 36% of the world’s population is currently living in water-scarce regions. This publication shows that avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation have positive long-term gains in water security.

Climate-related security risks are increasingly compounding existing political, social and economic challenges worldwide, with natural resources like water posing risks for geopolitical tensions and violent conflict.

Karnataka Watershed Development Project-II (Sujala-III) has flnancial assistance from the World Bank by Goverment of Karnataka. The original outlay of the project was Rs.5 14.40 crore (USD 85'70 million); of which 70% was International Development Association credit (IDA credit No: 5087-tN) and the rest 30% was the share of Government of Karnataka.

Water being a State subject, initiatives on sustainable water management including conservation and water harvesting in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility. However, the important measures taken by the Central Government for conservation, management of ground water and effective implementation of rain water harvesting in the country are at the following URL:

http://mowr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Steps_to_control_water_depletion_....

The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation (now Ministry of Jal Shakti) in August 1980 for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins.

Water being a State subject, initiatives on sustainable water management including conservation and water harvesting in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility. Further, a number of States have done notable work in the field of water conservation/harvesting.

Final report in the matter related to OA No. 980/2019 titled as Harminder Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others regarding a residential project by M/s Omaxe Chandigarh Extension Developer Pvt. Ltd. obstructing the natural flow of Siswan Nadi and the creek joining it.

Findings of the joint committee which comprised of Additional Chief Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Secretary, Irrigation Department, Punjab and State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Punjab:

The Haryana Pond And Waste Water Management Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is a Bill further to amend the Haryana Pond and Waste Water Management Authority Act, 2018.

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