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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Water Planning and Projects Wing

This wing is responsible for dealing with matters related to National Water policy; overall planning and development of river basins including integrated river basin planning and development, monitoring of storage position of the important reservoirs; techno-economic appraisal of Water Resources Projects including projects for assistance from external agencies and assistance to the States in the formulation and implementation of projects; monitoring of on-going major, medium & Extension Renovation & Modernisation (ERM) irrigation projects for identification of bottlenecks to achieve the targeted benefits; environmental issues related to water resources projects; irrigation planning; soil conservation, anti-waterlogging measures, reclamation of alkaline and saline soils; application of remote sensing technologies in water resources and related activities; water rights and inter state disputes among different states for the conservation and utilisation of water resources; issues related to construction machinery planning, evaluation and manpower planning aspects and silting of reservoirs.

The Wing is headed by an engineering officer designated as Member (WP&P) with the ex-officio status of Additional Secretary to Government of India. The wing comprises of organisations headed by Chief Engineer and consisting of various Directorates each headed by Directors. Below is the organisation chart of WP&P wing

Water Planning and Projects Wing



Key to abbreviations : Description
Mon(S) Monitoring (South)
CMO Central Mechanical, Organization
SE Superintending Engineer
WS&RS Watershed and Reservoir Sedimentation
IPO Irrigation Performance Overview
PCP Procurement and Construction Planning
HD Hydrological Data
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
IMO Irrigation Management Organization
PPO Project Preparation Organization
C Coordination
PA Project Appraisal
EWU Evaluation of Water Utilisation
FA Foreign Assistance
ISM Inter State Matters
CA Cost Appraisal
BPMO Basin Planning & Management Organization
PO&MIO Performance Overview & Management Improvement Organisation
M Monitoring
P&M Plant and Machinery
IAD Irrigated Areas Drainage
NWP National Water Planning
WRSE Water Resources System Engineering
HWF Hydel, Water Supply and flood Control
EMO Environment Management Organization
ISO Information System Organisation
M&A Monitoring & Appraisal
PP Projet Planning
CMC Construction Machinery Consultancy
WRIS Water Resources Information Systems
R&R Rehabilitation & Resettlement
P&P Planning & Progress

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The total water available in live storage of 100 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 54.258 BCM as on 01.08.2019.This is 33% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 80% of storage of average of last ten years : ..Read More


Revised Draft Concept Note on "Premissible Velocity in Concrete Lined Water Condutor System (Head Race Tunnel) Conveying Water for Power Generation ( Comments may be sent latest by 15th July 2019) : Click here ..Read More


5th meeting of Program Implementation Review Committee(PIRC) for CADWM, Mount Abu, 30 May 2019- chaired by Member (WP&P), CWC. Commissioner (CAD) MoWR, RD & GR, 12 Regional offices of CWC and 17 States and others participated in it.


3rd Meeting of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) was held on 28 May 2019 under the Chairmanship of Sh. S.Masood Husain, Chairman, CWMA & CWC at CWC-HQ, New Delhi.


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