River development, rejuvenation for Ganga going on

(UNI) The Union Government has taken a number of initiatives for river development, rejuvenation and the work of development of Ganga river and its tributaries is undertaken by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation under National Mission for Clean Ganga.

The average annual water availability of any region or country is largely dependent upon hydro-meteorological and geological factors and is generally constant.

The average annual water potential in the country has been assessed as 1869 billion cubic meters. Due to topographical and other factors, the utilisable water availability is limited to 1137 BCM per annum, comprising 690 BCM of surface water and 447 BCM of replenishable ground water, official sources here said.