Component A: Improving In Situ Monitoring System (IMS): USD 300 million
This component will expand and upgrade water resources monitoring systems, bolster database population and maintenance, develop community-based data collection and water management, and conduct site specific surveys to the states in the Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra Basins and in North-East India. This will include:
In situ real time/automated monitoring systems (weather, river, reservoir, canal, groundwater and water quality) ;
Community-based hydrological monitoring and management system;
Implementation of protocols developed by central agencies (CWC, CGWB and CPCB) for inter-agency data sharing, data validation and analytical quality control procedures for water quality laboratories;
Establishment of National Water Information Center though upgrading and expansion of database software on web-based centralized systems for data entry, data storage, data management and data dissemination, developed under HP-II (including India-WRIS); and
Targeted surveys such as i) priority reservoir sedimentation surveys, ii) bathymetric surveys in river stretches with critical flooding issues, iii) groundwater exploration and aquifer mapping for selected areas, and iv) water quality and waste load surveys, to assess the load, fate and transport of critical constituents within water quality hotspots.
The output of this component would be a national Water Resources Monitoring System.