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Report on Central and State Water Departments based on Efficiency Targets

Report on Central and State Water Departments based on Efficiency Targets

Gujarat has been ranked the best for parameters on efficiency targets in the review of State and Central government water departments by the ministry of Jal Shakti.  Among seven Central departments that were reviewed, the Survey of India has got the top billing followed by the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and Central Water Commission. The Central Pollution Control Board, the country’s pollution watchdog, has got the lowest rank, in the ranking for the year 2019.

Rajasthan is ranked third best. Delhi is among the worst performing states, according to the ranking for 2019 circulated to different state governments recently. In the previous year’s ranking, Telangana had got the top position and this year’s topper, Gujarat, was ranked seventh last time. Delhi, in fact has improved its position by six notches by getting 35th rank as compared to the bottom 41 in 2018. Among the states that significantly improved its ranking was Tamil Nadu, which stood at 13th position as compared to 33 in 2018.

The departments have been ranked on parameters for procurement, finance, real-time data acquisition system, data digitization, analytical work, trainings and updating MIS.

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