National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC)

Why in News?

The government has set up a central body – National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC).

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

About NWIC

It will be a single window source of updated data on water resources in India.

The NWIC will also collaborate with leading national and international research institutes to provide technical support to central and state organisations dealing with water emergency response of hydrological extremes.

The NWIC will work under the Union water resources ministry as its subordinate office. It’ll be headed by a joint secretary level officer.

Rationale

Since scientific data is needed to take any decision, the Union cabinet had recently approved setting up such a body which can provide value-added products and services to all stakeholders for management and sustainable development of water resources in the country.

 

Source-Times of India.