mihir-shah-committee-report-how-to-solve-water-crisis

  • The Committee recommended that the CWC and CGWB should be restructured and unified to form a new National Water Commission (NWC).  It reasoned that a unified body will help in the collective management of ground and surface water.  
  • The NWC will be responsible for water policy, data and governance in the country.  It also recommended creation of following divisions:
  • Irrigation Reform Division:  
    • River Rejuvenation Division
    • Aquifer Mapping and Participatory Ground Water Management Division
    • Water Security Division
    • Urban and Industrial Water Division:
    • Water Quality Division
    • Water Data Management and Transparency Division:  
    • Knowledge Management and Capacity Building Division
    • Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT)
    • Participatory ground water management
    • Rejuvenation of rivers