Making water data accessible on official website of the Ministry

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Central Government is continuously making efforts to make water data accessible, transparent and accurate on the official website of the Ministry/Department. Data of various central sector and centrally sponsored schemes/ projects of Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation are being regularly monitored/updated and uploaded on the Dashboards which is available on official website of the Department, i.e. https://jalshakti-dowr.gov.in.

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched the National Hydrology Project (NHP) to improve the extent, quality, and accessibility of water resources information, decision support system for floods and basin level resource assessment/planning. It also aims at strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources professionals and management institutions in India. National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) has been set up by the Government of India on 28th March, 2018 to act as a central repository of updated water data and allied themes.  All the data is available in public domain for all stakeholders and the public in general through website/dashboards (at https://nwic.gov.in).

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is under implementation in partnership with States to make provision of tap water supply to every rural household of the country by 2024. To make the drinking water data under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) accessible, an online dashboard has been created, which is available on official website of Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation i.e. https://jalshakti-ddws.gov.in. The data contains drinking water related State/ UT wise data up to the village level. Most of the data on JJM dashboard is updated by States/ UTs regularly, as per the progress made by them in the scheme’s implementation. To ensure the transparency of data, the department reviews data of various schemes/ projects regularly.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB