Welcome to NLCP

The objective of the scheme is to restore and conserve the urban and semi-urban lakes of the country degraded due to waste water discharge into the lake and other unique freshwater eco systems, through an integrated ecosystem approach.


Lakes are an important feature of the Earth's landscape. They are extremely valuable ecosystems and provide a range of goods and services to humankind. They are not only a significant source of precious water, but extend valuable habitats to plants and animals, moderate the hydrological extreme events (drought and floods), influence microclimate, enhance the aesthetic beauty of the landscape and offer many recreational opportunities Many of our rivers arise from the lakes at higher altitudes in the Himalayan ranges.

NPCA(National Plan for consevation of aquatic eco system)

For conservation of lakes and wetlands, Ministry of Environment and Forests has been implementing two separate Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), namely the National Wetlands Conservation Programme (NWCP) and the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP).
‘ The Ministry with the approval of GOI in Feb, 2013, has merged the two schemes viz. NLCP and NWCP into a new integrated scheme named ‘National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems NPCA’.