Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Hydrology Project:
1. It was started in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme.
2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Jal Shakti and is supported by the World Bank.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

National Hydrology Project was started in 2016 as a Central Sector Scheme with 100% grant to implementing agencies on pan India basis. 

  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Jal Shakti and is supported by the World Bank. 
  • It has a budget outlay of Rs. 3680 crore to be spent over a period of 8 years. 

Aim:  

  • To improve the extent, reliability and accessibility of water resources information. 
  • To strengthen the capacity of targeted water resource management institutions in India. 
  • To facilitate acquisition of reliable information efficiently this would pave the way for an effective water resource development and management. 

Project Beneficiaries: 

  • Central and state implementing agencies responsible for surface and/or groundwater planning and management, including river basin organizations. 
  • Users of the Water Resources Information System (WRIS) across various sectors and around the World. 

Source: http://nhp.mowr.gov.in/HomeNew/NHPIndexnew.aspx