The Standing Committee of Parliament on Water Resources, expressing concern at the nationwide menace of floods, has recommended setting up a permanent institutional structure under the Centre in the form of National Integrated Flood Management Group (NIFMG). The panel has also mooted that “flood control and management” should be brought under the concurrent list of the Constitution. The report of the panel titled, “Flood Management in the Country including International Water Treaties in the field of Water Resource Management with particular reference to Treaty/Agreement entered into with China, Pakistan And Bhutan” was tabled in both the Houses. The panel said NIFMG should be chaired by Union Minister of Jal Shakti with concerned Ministers of the State Governments as the members of it and the group should meet at least once a year. “The committee recommends that the first meeting of this group should be held within three months of the presentation of this report to the Parliament,” it said.