Ministry of Jal Shakti launches new version of India Water Resources Information System

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News: The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a new version of the India Water Resources Information System(India-WRIS) with new functionalities and features.

Facts:

  • India-WRIS: It is a web portal that contains information related to Water Resources through dashboards for rainfall, water levels & discharge of rivers, water bodies, ground water levels, reservoir storages, evapotranspiration and soil moisture among others.
  • The Ministry of Jal Shakti(MoJS) under the National Hydrology Project had launched the first version of India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) in 2019.

Additional Facts:

  • National Hydrology Project(NHP): It aims to improve the extent, quality and accessibility of water resources information and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources management institutions in India.
  • Implementation: This Central Sector Scheme is being implemented by Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation with support from World Bank.