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.

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 present issue of the publication provides updated basin/site-wise data of river basin (Region-III) covering aspects such as location, drainage area, temperature, average run-off, seasonal water flow, historical water levels, average sediment load , water quality parameters and land use statistics.

The present publication is biennial and attempts to cover a wide range of data on water and related resources in the country. It comprises three chapters along with related appendix tables. Summary tables and charts have been included within the chapters to facilitate overview and better understanding. The introduction presents inter-alia the global water scenario.

Safety of the dams is a very imperative aspect which has to be given priority on an incessant basis for safeguarding the massive national investment and the benefits derived by the nation from the projects.

Central Water Commission being the apex nodal agency in the water resources sector regularly bring out publications to cater to the growing needs of data on water resources and related aspects.

The damage data upto 2017 has been finalized in CWC duly confirmed by the states. State wise damage data and for the country as a whole for the period 1953 to 2017 has been included.

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