Technical teams to visit drought-hit areas, suggest water management

Technical teams will study the water situation as Maharashtra’s Marathwada region grapples with acute water scarcity

GN Bureau | April 27, 2016


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Several states are facing water crisis, with Maharashtra being the worst hit. Now, the technical teams of Central Water Commission and Central Ground Water Board will now study water situation in drought affected areas across the country.

Trying to meet the challenges of drought and generating options for prolonged strategy, 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.

Notably, the areas for the on the spot study will be selected based on water stress indicators and in consultation with states.

Union minister for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation,  Uma Bharti while addressing the second meeting of the Advisory Board of National Water Mission on Tuesday highlighted on comprehensive water resources management plan.

Bharti also launched the web portal of National Water Mission.

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.

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