National Hydrology Project has been approved by the cabinet on 06.04.2016 a central sector scheme with a total outlay of Rs.3679.7674 crore [Rs.3,640 crore for National Hydrology Project (NHP) and Rs.39.7674 crore for establishment of National Water informatics Centre (NWIC) as a repository of nation-wide water resources data]. NWIC is envisaged as an independent organization with adequate administrative and financial powers under the overall control of Secretary, MoWR, RD&GR.


  • Central Sector Scheme, with 100% grant to the States
  • Budget Outlay: about Rs 3,640 Crore, with World Bank Assistance to the tune of US$175 Million
  • Timeline: 8 years from 2016-17 to 2023-24
  • Scale: Pan India
  • Lead Agency: MoWR, RD&GR
  • Implementing Agencies: 49 (including 10 from Central Government and 39 from States)

The project objective is to improve the extent, quality and accessibility of water resources information, and to strengthen the capacity of water resources management institutions in India.

National Hydrology Project has the following components:

  • Water Resources Monitoring System
  • Water Resources Information System
  • Water Resources Operation & Planning System
  • Institutional Capacity Enhancement