Central Water Commission Current Affairs - 2020

Central Water Commission and Google launch Flood forecasting Initiative

The Central Water Commission along with Google has launched flood forecasting initiative. Under the initiative, numerous alerts can be sent to the public regarding flood situation in the region. Also, people can learn about current water level in the flood affected regions in the country. Highlights Google is already sending public alerts to people affected Read More…

Central Water Commission: 155% more water in reservoirs than 2019

The Central Water Commission (CWC) recently announced that reservoirs have 155% more water as compared to that of 2019. Highlights According to CWC, around 123 reservoirs were monitored. There are 66.372 billion cubic metres of water currently available in the reservoirs. This is 39% of total live storage capacity of the reservoirs. The states such Read More…

Report on Central and State Water Departments based on Efficiency Targets: Gujarat leads

The Ministry of Jal Shakti recently launched rankings of Central and state governmental water departments based on their efficiency targets. According to the report, Gujarat topped the ranking and Delhi was pushed to the last. Highlights Among the seven central government departments, Survey of India topped the list followed by National Institute of Hydrology and Read More…

Centre issued Drought Advisory to Six States

The Union Government has issued a drought advisory to six southern and western states and has asked them to use water judiciously. This was issued amid rising concern of water storage in dams of states which dropped to a critical level. Key Highlights About: The ‘Water’ subject falls under the state list mentioned in Indian Read More…

Loan Agreement signed for Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

The World Bank, Government of India and representatives from the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand signed Loan Agreement for additional financing of $137 Million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) that will help rehabilitate and modernize over 220 selected large dams. This additional funding of $137 million will be Read More…