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Evaluation of Flood Sector Schemes

New Delhi: December 13,2012

The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) had conducted Performance Evaluation of the Flood Control Schemes of Ministry of Water Resources completed during X Plan period (2002-07) and submitted its report in the year 2009.

Under the above mentioned study, the following flood related Plan Schemes operated / coordinated by the Ministry of Water Resources during X Plan were evaluated:

1. Central Sector Schemes

(i) Establishment and modernization of flood forecasting network in India including inflow forecast.

(ii) Strengthening and modernization of Flood Forecasting and Hydrological Observation Network in Brahmaputra and Barak Basin.

(iii) Investigation of Teesta Hydel Project, Ranjit Hydro Electric Project II and IV and Manas Teesta Link.

(iv) Capital Section of Flood Control Projects

2. Centrally Sponsored Schemes

(i) Critical Anti-Erosion works in Ganga Basin States.

3. State Sector Schemes

(i) Improvement of drainage in critical areas in the country.

(ii) Anti-erosion works in coastal and other than Ganga basin States.

(iii) Flood Control in Brahmaputra and Barak Valley.

As per report submitted by IIPA, the objectives of the above Plan Schemes have been mostly achieved and the observations / recommendations made in the above report under some of the schemes. with regard to rationalization of staff, working of telemetry stations, calibration of flow measuring instruments, disposal of unserviceable Tools and Plants, improvement in communicating facilities, modernization of equipments, utilization of available space in buildings, efforts to avoid time overrun and cost overrun in projects and study of alternatives to arrive at techno-economically viable projects etc., have been addressed and incorporated in the related Plan Schemes

This information was given by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat in the Lok Sabha today in reply to a written question .

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