Technical Teams from CWC and CGWB to Study Water Situation in drought effected area of the country



Technical Teams from CWC and CGWB to Study Water Situation in drought effected area of the country



Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has directed Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board to send technical teams of their officers for on the spot study of water situation in drought effected/ water scarce regions/ areas of the country. The areas for inspection will be selected based on water stress indicators and in consultation with states. The teams will also incorporate one officer from State water resources department.


 The teams will analyse the problems and causes leading to drought situations, identify water resources management challenges, gaps in water information and plans to recharge, long term solutions and suggest measures for protection, management and restoration of water bodies.

 The teams will also prepare a work plan for possible options for prolonged strategy. They will submit their report within a fortnight to Chairman (CWC) and Chairman (CGWB), who in turn will submit it to the Ministry with the their comments. This will be a continuous exercise till 2016.

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Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan is the need of the hour- Uma Bharti

 Website of National Water Mission Launched



Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has stressed the need for comprehensive water resources management plan for the entire nation. Chairing the 2nd meeting of the Advisory Board of National Water Mission in New Delhi today, the Minister said that such a plan is very much necessary to meet the challenges of drought and should be finalized in consultations with state governments. Sushri Bharti said that public participation is a prerequisite for the success of any such plan. The Minister also launched the web portal (nationalwatermission.gov.in) of National Water Mission on the occasion.

 Union Minister of state for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat said that farmer has to be told about the alternatives for excessive use of ground water for irrigation purpose. He said while recommending change in pattern of crops it is necessary to understand its economics. Prof. Jat also launched the logo of NWM on the occasion.

 The website of NWM will be a one point source for providing comprehensive information on water resources as well as various activities being under taken by the NWM. The website has integrated information on water sector (surface water, ground water and waste water) in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, other central Ministries/organizations and state governments concerned. This site also provides the link to the India-WRIS, Central Water Commission, Central Ground Water Board and other Central/State government organizations. The contents have been grouped systematically under drop down menu bars, allowing for easy navigation. Policy intervention, State Specific Action Plan (SSAP), Demonstration projects, vulnerable and over-exploited areas. Integrated water resources management, study and research, New initiatives, MoWR organization, other Ministries, State Water Resources Departments and collaborations are some of the important sub heads.

 Shri Nikhilesh Jha, Mission Director, NWM gave a detailed account of the website and efforts made in designing it by NIC. He appreciated the efforts of NWM and NIC officials in the development of website.

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