Ministry of Jal Shakti

Summary

Ministry of Jal Shakti (lit.'water power/strength/capabilities') is a ministry under Government of India which was formed in May 2019 under the second Modi ministry. This was formed by merging of two ministries; Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.[1]

Ministry of Jal Shakti
Ministry of Jal Shakti.svg
Agency overview
FormedMay 2019[1]
JurisdictionRepublic of India
Ministers responsible
Websitewww.mowr.gov.in

The formation of this ministry reflects India's seriousness towards the mounting water challenges the country has been facing over the past few decades.[2] WAPCOS is an Indian multinational government undertaking and consultancy firm wholly owned by Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.[3] Former managing director of WAPCOS is RK Gupta.[4][5][6]

FunctionsEdit

The ministry was incorporated with an aim to clean the river Ganges. They would also encompass any international or national disputes between inter-state water bodies and the rivers which are shared by India along with other neighboring countries.[7] A special project "Namami Gange" project has been launched to clean Ganga and its tributaries to provide safe drinking water to people of the country.[8] The ministry has also launched its special campaigns on social so that citizens of the country become aware of water conservation.

MinistersEdit

# Portrait Name Tenure Prime Minister Party
1   Gulzarilal Nanda 6 June 1952 17 April 1957 4 years, 315 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2 S. K. Patil 17 April 1957 2 April 1958 350 days
3 Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim 2 April 1958 26 June 1963 5 years, 85 days
4 H. C. Dasappa 9 June 1964 19 July 1964 40 days Indira Gandhi
5   Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 29 January 1966 13 November 1966 288 days
6   K. C. Pant 9 November 1973 10 October 1974 335 days
7   Jagjivan Ram 10 October 1974 2 March 1977 2 years, 143 days
8 Parkash Singh Badal 28 March 1977 17 June 1977 81 days Morarji Desai Shiromani Akali Dal
9   Surjit Singh Barnala 18 June 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 40 days
10   Brahm Prakash 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Charan Singh Indian National Congress (U)
11 A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury 16 January 1980 8 June 1980 144 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
12   Kedar Pandey 8 June 1980 12 November 1980 157 days
13 Rao Birender Singh 12 November 1980 15 January 1982 1 year, 64 days
(12)   Kedar Pandey 15 January 1982 29 January 1983 1 year, 14 days
14   Ram Niwas Mirdha 29 January 1983 2 August 1984 1 year, 186 days
15 Prakash Chandra Sethi 2 August 1984 31 December 1984 151 days Indira
Rajiv
16 B. Shankaranand 31 December 1984 22 August 1987 2 years, 234 days Rajiv Gandhi
17   Rajiv Gandhi 22 August 1987 10 November 1987 80 days
(14)   Ram Niwas Mirdha
(Independent Charge)
10 November 1987 14 February 1988 96 days
18 Dinesh Singh 14 February 1988 25 June 1988 132 days
(16) B. Shankaranand 25 June 1988 4 July 1989 1 year, 9 days
19   M. M. Jacob
(Independent Charge)
4 July 1989 2 December 1989 151 days
20 Manubhai Kotadia
(Independent Charge)
6 December 1989 5 November 1990 334 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
21 November 1990 26 April 1991 156 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
21   Chandra Shekhar 26 April 1991 21 June 1991 56 days
22   Vidya Charan Shukla 21 June 1991 17 January 1996 4 years, 210 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
23 A. R. Antulay 17 January 1996 16 May 1996 120 days
24   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
25   I. K. Gujral 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Deve Gowda Janata Dal
26 Janeshwar Mishra 29 June 1996 9 June 1997 345 days Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Samajwadi Party
27   Sis Ram Ola
(Independent Charge)
9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days I. K. Gujral All India Indira Congress (Tiwari)
(24)   Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
28 Pramod Mahajan 13 October 1999 22 November 1999 40 days
29   C. P. Thakur 22 November 1999 27 May 2000 187 days
30   Arjun Charan Sethi 27 May 2000 22 May 2004 3 years, 361 days Biju Janata Dal
31   Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
(Independent Charge)
23 May 2004 18 November 2005 1 year, 179 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
32   Santosh Mohan Dev
(Independent Charge)
18 November 2005 29 January 2006 72 days
33   Saifuddin Soz 29 January 2006 22 May 2009 3 years, 113 days
34   Meira Kumar 28 May 2009 31 May 2009 3 days
35   Manmohan Singh 31 May 2009 14 June 2009 14 days
36   Pawan Kumar Bansal 14 June 2009 19 January 2011 1 year, 219 days
37   Salman Khurshid 19 January 2011 12 July 2011 174 days
(36)   Pawan Kumar Bansal 12 July 2011 28 October 2012 1 year, 108 days
38   Harish Rawat 28 October 2012 1 February 2014 1 year, 96 days
39   Ghulam Nabi Azad 1 February 2014 26 May 2014 114 days
40   Uma Bharati 26 May 2014 3 September 2017 3 years, 100 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
41   Nitin Gadkari 3 September 2017 30 May 2019 1 year, 269 days
42   Gajendra Singh Shekhawat 30 May 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 37 days

List of Ministers of StateEdit

Ministers of State For Jal Shakti
Name Portrait Political party Term Years
Rattan Lal Kataria   Bharatiya Janata Party 30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
Prahlad Singh Patel   7 July 2021 Incumbent 364 days
Bishweswar Tudu 7 July 2021 Incumbent 364 days

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Govt forms 'Jal Shakti' Ministry by merging Water Resources and Drinking Water Ministries". Business Standard. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Water Challenges: India Forms a New Ministry". Report Syndication. September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "WAPCOS | International Consultants | Water Resources | Power & Infrastructure Development". www.wapcos.gov.in. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  4. ^ "Nitin Gadkari dubs India as 'goldmine' for ropeways; asks Doppelmayr to tap opportunities". Zee Business. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  5. ^ "WAPCOS CMD R K Gupta to remain on turf till 2020". IndianMandarins. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  6. ^ "Shri R.K. Gupta CMD NPCC visits WAPCOS Limited ". www.psuconnect.in. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
  7. ^ "Government forms 'Jal Shakti' Ministry by merging Water Resources and Drinking water Ministry". thehindubusinessline.com. PTI, New Delhi.
  8. ^ "Department of Water Resources RD & GR, Government of India". Department of Water Resources, Government of India.