On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared that an outbreak of thee viral disease COVID-19, had reached the level of a global pandemic and instructed the governments to take urgent and aggressive action to stop the spread of the virus. The nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in India was announced on March 25.

Water resources of India are examined in the context of the growing population and the national ambition to become and be seen as a developed nation.

Water resources of India are examined in the context of the growing population and the national ambition to become and be seen as a developed nation.

Central Water Commission has been playing a major role in the water quality monitoring of river water since year 1963 and at present, is observing water quality at 658 key locations (625 on HO network and 33 WQSS) covering major river basins of India.

Central Water Commission is regularly bringing out the publication" Compilation of Status of Ongoing Major and Medium Projects" in order to cater to the ever-growing needs of data on Major and Medium Irrigation Projects. The present publication is a revised version of the erstwhile publication `Hand Book on Water and Related Information'.

This publication presents data on financial aspects in respect of Major, Medium Irrigation and Multipurpose projects, Minor Irrigation projects, Command Area Development Programme as available in the Finance Accounts of the Union and State Governments brought out by Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Accountant General of respective St

The present publication `Abstract on water sector-2020' is a new initiative to provide a general picture of water resources at the national level. The statistics included in the publication inter-alia provide the information on National Water Policy, 2012 and its salient features.

This publication brings out broad guidelines for coastal protection projects. Coastal protection project planning and design being an interdisciplinary task, needs inputs from coastal, geotechnical, hydrology, hydraulics, structural, meteorology, economics, environmental, geology, oceanography and other related disciplines.

Earlier a compendium on silting of reservoirs was published by Central Water Commission in April, 2015 containing sedimentation data on 243 reservoirs.

The investigated water quality analysis results of these (Sirhind Feeder Canal, Rajasthan Feeder Canal and Indira Gandhi Canal) canals from 25 selected locations are compared with the BIS 10500:2012 standards and CPCB standards for Designated Best Use.

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