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 launched in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme, providing 100% grants to implementing agencies on a Pan-Indian basis, with a budget of Rs.3680 crore, which will be used within 8 years.
♦ The project aims to increase the scope, reliability, and accessibility of water resources information, and to strengthen the capacity of the targeted water resource management institutions in India.
♦ Therefore, NHP is promoting effective access to reliable information, which will pave the way for effective water resources development and management.
♦ Under the project, the National Water Informatics Center (NWIC) was established, which is a nationwide repository of water resources data.
♦ NHP will improve and expand hydrological data and information systems, strengthen water resources operation and planning systems, and strengthen institutional capabilities for water resources management.
♦ Therefore, the project will use the latest technologies and tools to strengthen the information base and institutional capabilities for evidence-based decision-making in the planning and operation, and management of water resources in the entire basin of India.