Composite Water Management Index(CWMI)

  • NITI Aayog had first launched the Composite Water Management Index(CWMI) in 2018 as a tool to instil a sense of cooperative and competitive federalism among the states
  • The index provides useful information for the states and also for the concerned central ministries/departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
  • The index consists of 9 key themes, which are
    1. Restoration of Water Bodies
    2. Groundwater
    3. Major and Medium Irrigation
    4. Watershed Development
    5. Participatory Irrigation Practices
    6. Sustainable on-form Water Use Practices
    7. Rural Drinking Water
    8. Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
    9. Policy and Governance.
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