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MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF INDIA WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM

MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF INDIA WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM

Context

The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a new version of the India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS).

Details

  • It is open to the public, and accessible through the web portal.
  • It contains information related to Water Resources for rainfall, water levels & discharge of rivers, water bodies, groundwater levels, reservoir storages, evapotranspiration and soil moisture.
  • It also contains the modules on water resources projects, water bodies, hydro-met data availability and tools for GIS layer editing.
  • It can visualize the information in a user-friendly manner.
  • Its key features are Water information which is easily made available
  • To users and the general public, for decision-makers, water managers, farmers & experts.
  • Direct access to hydro-met information from Central and State agencies.
  • Variety of modules for different needs.
  • Latest technologies, continuous development and improvement.

About Ministry of Jal Shakti

  • It is a ministry under the Government of India which was formed in May 2019.
  • It was formed after the merger of two ministries; Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • It was incorporated with an aim to clean the river Ganges.

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