The Ministry of Jal Shakti(MoJS) has launched a new version of the India Water Resources Information System (India-WRIS) with new functions and features. It is open to the public, and accessible through the web portal www.indiawris.gov.in.
- The MoJS has established a dedicated organization, National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) to maintain and update India-WRIS.
About the System:
The system includes time series data obtained through manual readings and telemetry data received by means of GPRS or satellite.
The key features of the system are Water information easily made available to users and general public, for decision makers, water managers, farmers & experts, Direct access to hydro-met information from Central and State agencies, Real-time data available with one click, Variety of modules for different needs, Latest technologies, continuous development and improvement.
Information in the portal
The portal contains information related to Water Resources through dashboards for the following:
Rainfall, water levels & discharge of rivers, water bodies, ground water levels, reservoir storages, evapotranspiration and soil moisture, as well as modules on water resources projects, water bodies, hydro-met data availability and tools for GIS layer editing.
Evapotranspiration– It is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth’s land and ocean surface to the atmosphere.
Advantages of the data in the Portal:
Central and State Water Agencies– They can enter, analyse, validate and manage data for water level (Both Surface Water & Ground Water) among others.
For Stakeholder– Any stakeholder can visualize the information and download the information in the form of excel reports and graphs.
Farmers and farmer Welfare Associations-
- With the information, the farmers and farmer Welfare Associations can plan crops and cropping patterns based on the rainfall, among others.
- With changing times the associations can also engage youth to utilise the data appropriately as real time data is available on this web site.
Individuals– Individuals can use the data as per their Requirement, to know the availability of water in their locality & ground water level.
Planners and Administrators– They can utilize this data of their States, Basins for proper utilization of water and to reduce the impact of Flood and Drought. Decision support System (DSS) can be developed.
Researchers- They can use the data for water related studies and Modelling purposes as the data frequency required for such studies is available.
Note– The basis for all hydro-met observation data is the Water Information Management System (WIMS).
i.MoJS, launched the 1st version of India-WRIS in July, 2019 under the National Hydrology Project. Since then, many new functions and features have been added to the system.
ii.Currently India WRIS receives data from many central and state agencies on a regular basis. Data from other agencies is also being integrated into the system.
Union Minister– Gajendra Singh Shekhawat(Constituency- Jodhpur, Rajasthan)
Minister of State– Rattan Lal Kataria(Constituency- Ambala, haryana)
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