NATIONAL HYDROLOGY PROJECT

CONTEXT:
Union Minister of Jal Shakti reviews progress made under National Hydrology Project in its mid-term.

NATIONAL HYDROLOGY PROJECT:

  • The National Hydrology Project (NHP) was started in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme with 100% grant to implementing agencies on a pan-India basis with a budget outlay of Rs 3680 Crore to be spent over a period of 8 years.
  • The project aims at improving the extent, reliability and accessibility of water resources information and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resource management institutions in India.
  • Thus, the NHP is facilitating the acquisition of reliable information efficiently which would pave the way for an effective water resource development and management.
  • Under the Project, the National Water informatics Centre (NWIC) has been established, which is a nationwide repository of water resources data.
  • NHP will improve and expand hydrology data and information systems, strengthen water resources operation and planning systems, and enhance institutional capacity for water resources management.
  • The project will thus strengthen the information base and institutional capacity for evidence-based decision making in water resources planning and operational management at the basin scale across India using the latest technology and tools.

SOURCE: PIB

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