Government launches National Water Informatics Centre
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has set up central body – National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to maintain a comprehensive water resources data. NWIC will be subordinate office under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. It will be headed by joint secretary level officer.
Functions of NWIC
Provide single window source of updated data on water resources and allied themes and also value added products and services to all stake holders for its management and sustainable development.
Empower, inform and enrich every citizen with upto date and reliable water data and information (excluding classified data) through web based India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) on GIS platform.
Develop value added products and services for all aspects of integrated water resources management through research, capacity building, linkages, outreach and better governance in water resources sector.
Collaborate with leading research institutes nationally as well as internationally to provide technical support to other central and state organizations dealing with water, emergency response for hydrological extremes.
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