SDC under NHP to be implemented

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/23/2020 10:09:13 AM IST

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD & GR) is coordinating the implementation of National Hydrology Project (NHP) as a central scheme with World Bank assistance. 

According to DIPR report, the cabinet approved the implementation of National Hydrology Project (NHP) on June 23, 2016. The project is for a total duration of 8 years. Altogether there are 49 implementing agencies covering the entire nation, in which the department of Water Resources is acting as the implementing agency for the state of Nagaland. There is a State Project Management Unit (SPMU) headed by commissioner & secretary, Water Resources department, as the project coordinator and chief engineer, Water Resources department, as the nodal officer. Currently, the project is in its 5th year since its inception from 2015-16. The total budget for the state of Nagaland is Rs. 23 Crore.

The main objective of the project is to improve the extent, quality and accessibility of water resources information and to strengthen the capacity of water resources management institutions in the state. In order to achieve this, 47 numbers of locations have been identified throughout the state covering 11 districts of Nagaland for installation of instruments for collection of Real Time Data of River Basins and establishment of a Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS). The instruments proposed to be installed are 6 (six) numbers of automatic weather stations, 41 (forty one) numbers of automatic rain gauge and 32 (thirty two) numbers of automatic water level recorder.

The department under National Hydrology Project (NHP) has initiated i) “Construction of State Data Centre (SDC) at Kohima” at an estimated cost of Rs. 86.45 lakh for the purpose of data entry, validation, analysis, retrieval and dissemination of datas of meteorological, hydrological (surface & groundwater) and water quality measurements. The construction of the State Data Centre commenced on August 2, 2019 and is still ongoing. ii) “Construction of Hydrology Project Convention Centre (HPCC) at Dimapur” at an estimated cost of Rs. 237.86 lakh for facilitating all National Hydrology Project (NHP) related trainings/workshops/events. 

The State Data Centre (SDC) at Kohima aims to meet the following objectives i) To serve as hubs for both real-time and long-term data management and operational control systems (ii) Entering and uploading the validated data in the online software ie WIMS (Water Information Management System) as assigned by National Hydrology Project and making it available on the public domain ie State WRIS (Water Resource Information System) iii) Mapping the datas through web based GIS Module iv) Retrieval of data from the automatic weather stations on daily basis v) Checking and validation of data collected from different hydrometrological stations on monthly basisvi) Collecting and compiling the manual data from all the hydrometrological sites on daily basis and keeping record of data vii) Exchanging and reporting the data with other agencies under the National Hydrology Project. 

With the State Data Centre in place and correlating all its functions, the ultimate beneficiaries will be the selected, farm communities benefitted from pilot projects for water management, rural and urban water and power users, populations affected by floods and droughts, especially poor rural people, and farm families who may benefit from improved irrigation water supply and management, PHED, Power, Agri and Allied departments, research and educational institutions, students and researchers, NGOs, civil society organizations, practicing engineers and the private sector.


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