13 Dec 2013

Flood Conrol

Flood Conrol
Government of India has issued National Water Policy 2012 which emphasizes on integrated flood management with optimum combination of structural and non-structural measures backed by modern technologies for all flood affected States. 

For structural measures like embankments, there is increasing application of modern geo-textile materials in many States. 

Under non-structural measures, Central Water Commission (CWC) has undertaken modernisation of its Flood Forecasting Network in order to have automatic system of data collection, transmission, flood forecast formulation and expeditious flood forecasts dissemination to the local administration and other user agencies.

 The State-wise details of flood forecasting network of Central Water Commission are given at Annex-1. 

The Government of India has not provided central assistance for de-silting of dams and canals. 

However, on specific requests, central assistance is being provided to various States for works related to flood management and anti-sea erosion under Flood Management Programme (FMP) which was launched in XI Plan and continued in XII Plan. 

The State-wise details of funds released during XI and XII Plan are given in Annex-2. It is to be mentioned that due to non-receipt of eligible proposals, no central assistance was provided to Government of Andhra Pradesh under FMP.

However, the activities of de-silting of dams and canals as also those related to Nagaarjun Sagar and Sirisalem dams are not covered under the scheme guidelines of FMP. 

National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has undertaken study of 30 links for inter-basin transfer if surplus water with flood moderation as incidental benefits.

 These links involve consent of concerned States. 

This information was given by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat in written reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today. 

You May Also Like


Popular Posts