Central Water Commission (CWC)

Central Water Commission (CWC):
  • CWC is apex Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources.
  • It is presently functioning as an attached office of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  • It is charged with the general responsibilities of initiating and coordinating schemes of control, utilization and conservation of water resources throughout the country.
  • These schemes are meant for purpose of Flood Control, Irrigation, Navigation, Drinking Water Supply and Water Power Development.
  • It also undertakes the investigations, construction and execution of any such schemes as required.
  • The work of the Commission is divided among 3 wings namely :
    1. River Management Wing (RM),
    2. Designs and Research Wing (D&R) and
    3. Water Planning and Projects Wing (WP&P).
  • It monitors and prepares monthly reports on the state of glacial lakes and waterbodies measuring 10 hectares and above via satellite.

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