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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Welcome to Project Appraisal Organisation

Project Appraisal Organisation (PAO) is responsible for, examination of techno-economic viability of multipurpose as well as major and medium irrigation projects, appraisal the civil component. water availability and inter-state aspects of hydro as well as thermal power project proposals received from Central Electricity Authority and presenting the viable and eligible Irrigation, Flood Control and Multipurpose Projects to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) constituted by the MoWR, for recommendation for investment clearance by the Planning Commission.