Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has held mid-term review of National Hydrology Project (NHP). The Project was started in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme with 100 per cent grant to implementing agencies with a budget outlay of 3680 crore rupees 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 the country.
The Project, in its mid-term, has made significant progress in the fields of Water resource monitoring system and institutional capacity enhancement.
Mr Shekhawat informed that under the NHP, a nationwide repository of water resources data has been established. NHP is focusing on establishment of real time data acquisition system (RTDAS) on pan India basis.
He said the major success has been bringing all the states on board for sharing of water resources data on a centralized platform. He also apprised that through the NHP, the management of water resources will witness a sea change since it will adopt an integrated approach and make use of cutting edge technology.
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