Panaji, Sep 17 (UNI) Finance Minister Dayanand Narvekar today laid the foundation stone for the World Bank funded Rs 22.64 crore hydrology project phase-II at Penade Fanca Porvorim in North Goa.
The project, envisaging construction of a data centre and a laboratory, will house 22 river gauged stations, 145 ground water level monitoring stations and 8 climatic stations for studying the hydrograhic profile of the state.
''It will help improve and strengthen institutions and technical capability of water resources department to measure, collect, analyse, disseminate and use quantitative and qualitative data on surface and ground water for evolving reliable information system to promote water resources planning in the state,'' according to authorities.
The phase-II of Rs 96 crore hydrology project will facilitate monitoring hydrometeorological data to be authenticated by the Central Water Commission, Indian Meterological Department and the Central Ground Water Board. The facility records water run-offs at different basins including Mahadei in Goa.