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National Hydrology Project reveiwed

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  • December 18, 2020
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National Hydrology Project reveiwed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure; Environment

In news

  • Review of the National Hydrology Project was carried out by Minister of Jal Shakti recently.
  • The project is World Bank supported initiative of Ministry of Jal Shakti

Important value additions

  • National Hydrology Project (NHP) was started in the year 2016 
  • It is a Central Sector Scheme with 100% grant to Implementing agencies on pan India basis.
  • Budget outlay is of Rs 3680 Crore to be spent over a period of 8 years.
  • Aim: (1) Improving the extent, reliability and accessibility of water resources information; (2) To strengthen the capacity of targeted water resource management institutions in India.
  • Under the NHP, a nationwide repository of water resources data – NWIC has also been established.

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