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Government Of India
Ministry of Water Resources
(09-May, 2016 16:29 IST )

Approval of National Hydrology Project for Flood Forecasts


The Govt. has approved  the National Hydrology Project under Central  Sector  Scheme  as an Externally  Aided  Project with support  from the World  Bank  for  Rs.  3679.77 crore.  The National Hydrology Project (NHP) envisages establishing a system for timely and reliable water resources data acquisition, storage, collation and management. It will facilitate informed decision making through    Decision   Support   Systems   (DSS)   for   water   resources assessment, flood management, reservoir operations, drought management, etc. Under the Project, it is proposed to build capacity of the State and Central sector organisations in water resources management through the use of Information Systems and adoption of State-of-the-art technologies like Remote Sensing.

 

It is proposed to cover the entire country under this project. The phase-wise break­ up of the Project is as under:

 

Stages

 

S

Stages

Duration (in years)

            Total Cost (Rs. in crore)

  Stage-I

4 years

 

1682

  Stage-II

4 years

 

1998

 

  TOTAL

8 years

 

3680

 

The project is designed for eight years duration and the benefits of the project shall accrue on completion of the project. It is a people and farmer centric programme as information on water will help in predicting water availability and help farmers to plan their crops and other farm related activities.

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Prof. Sanwar Lal Jat in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

 

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(Release ID :145087)



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