New Delhi, June 12 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval of the plan scheme "Development of Water Resources Information System" with estimated cost of Rs.234.30 crore for XI plan.
The objective of the plan scheme is to collect the necessary information from various sources, ensure observation of important data and to develop information system on water resources with the objective of making available all relevant information about water resources availability and its utilization for use by the organisation, agencies and individuals associated with the planning, development, management and research in the area of water resources.
Except for the sensitive and classified data, all the information will also be in public domain.
It will also be of benefit in assessment of water availability and utilization with the help of reliable data in a scientific manner resulting in better planning, design and management and faster resolution of water related disputes.
The scheme will be fully operational by the end of 2011.