National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) is under
a Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
b Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
c Ministry of Water Resources
d Ministry of Urban Development
The National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD) in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change is implementing the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) and National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems'(NPCA) for conservation of rivers, lakes and wetlands in the country.
The objective of the River Action Plans is to improve water quality of rivers through implementation of pollution abatement schemes in identified polluted stretches of rivers. NPCA aims at conserving aquatic ecosystems (lakes and wetlands) through implementation of sustainable conservation plans, and governed with application of uniform policy and guidelines.