Upper Yamuna River Board (UYRB)

The river Yamuna originates in Yamunotri Glacier in the Himalayas and traverses through the States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi till its confluence with Ganga. The stretch of the river form its origin to Okhla near Delhi is called “Upper Yamuna”. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed amongst the five basin states on 12th May, 1994 for sharing of the water of Upper Yamuna. Clause 7(iii) of the MoU dated 12.5.94 provides that "The allocation of available flows amongst the beneficiary States will be regulated by the Upper Yamuna River Board within the overall framework of this agreement".

Accordingly, the Central Government constituted the Upper Yamuna River Board vide Resolution No. 10(66)/74-IT dated 11.3.95. After the creation of the State of Uttaranchal, the MoWR partially modified the relevant resolution to include the State of Uttaranchal also in the board.

The composition of Board is:

Member (WP&P), Central Water Commission, New Delhi    Chairman
Chief Engineer (WR), Irrigation Dept., Govt. of Uttar  Pradesh, Lucknow. 

(Chief Engineer, Ganga, Irrigation Deptt., Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, as Alternate Member) 

Chief Engineer (Level-I), Irrigation Department, Uttaranchal  Member 
Chief Engineer, Yamuna Water Services, Haryana  Member 
Secretary to the Government, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur 

Chief Engineer, Irrigation Dept., Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur as Alternate Member

Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation and Public Health Deptt. Govt. of Himachal Pradesh  Member
Engineer-in-Chief (Water), Delhi Jal Board, Government of NCT Delhi Member

Chief Engineer (HP&I), Central Electricity Authority, New Delhi

Chief Hydro-geologist & Member, Central Ground Water Board Member
Senior Environmental Engineer, Central Pollution Control Board Member
Member-Secretary,  Upper Yamuna River Board Member-Secretary