General Information

General Information

Introduction to Hydrology Project (SW), Maharashtra

Welcome to Hydrology Project (Surface Water-SW), Maharashtra State. The prime objective of Hydrology Project is to develop and implement a sustainable Hydrological Information System (HIS) through improvement and strengthening the infrastructure of Hydro-meteorological stations, training extensively the personnel involved and computerization of the data for meaningful analysis and dissemination to the users.

Hydrology Project Phase I was implemented during the period 1995 to 2003. Under this project, mainly Hydro-metrological network has been established in the State. Total expenditure incurred was Rs. 63.52 Cr.

Hydrology Project Phase II was implemented during the period 2006 to 2014. Under this project, mainly Real Time Data acquisition System (RTDAS) in Krishna- Bhima Basin has been installed and Real Time Stream Flow Forecasting (RTSF) has been developed. Total expenditure incurred was Rs. 37.26 Cr.

After successful implementation of Hydrology Project Phase I & II, Government of India has accorded approval to National Hydrology Project (NHP) which includes establishing Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) all over Maharashtra including remaining part of south of Panchganga in Krishna basin of Maharashtra state.


Hydrology Project Phase-I (HP-I)

Hydrology Project is taken up in November 1995with the help of World Bank under credit No. 2774-IN. The prime objective is to develop sustainable Hydrological Information System (HIS) for the participating13 States & 8central agencies including Maharashtra state in India. The Hydrological Information System comprises Hydro meteorological monitoring infrastructure and a set of easily accessible comprehensive and userfriendlydatabase for data validation, processing, storage, dissemination etc.

The development of hydrological database supports major aspects of India's Water Policy particularly in allocation, planning and management of water resources. The information provided by the system is being tuned to the requirements of decision / policy makers, designers and researchers. It will be useful to take decision, to study the water resources for long term planning's orfordesign of water resources structure.

Participating States in HP-I

  • Maharashtra
  • Orissa
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Goa
  • Pondicherry
  • Punjab

Participating Central Agencies

  • Ministry of Water Resources, GoI, New Delhi
  • Central Water Commission, New Delhi
  • Central Ground Water Board, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee
  • Central Water & Power Research Station, Pune
  • Indian Meteorology Department, New Delhi
  • Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi
  • Bhakra Beas Management Board, New Delh


Hydrology Project Phase-II (HP-II)

Project Component for Hydrology Project Phase-II

  • Institutional Strengthening:
    • Consolidation of HP I activities
      • Procurement of Computer peripherals for divisions and sub divisions and inhouse trainings conducted.
    • Awareness raising, dissemination and knowledge sharing
      • Regional/district level awareness raising workshops and HIN survey conducted. Work has carried out in relevant to making of Website of Hydrology Project (SW), Maharashtra State.
    • Implementation support
      • World Bank procurement and FMR trainings imparted to officers
      • Construction of WQ lab and building in progress for HPD,Thane.
      • Major procurement of WQ lab is completed.
      • Vehicles 3 cars and 6 Tata Spacio procured
  • Vertical Extensions:
    • Development of Hydrological Design Aids
    • Development of Design Support Systems
      • Upper Bhima Basin is selected as a pilot study- Establishing Different Types of Stations in Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) for Krishna & Bhima Basin (249 Stations)
    • Purpose driven studies
      • Effect of changing water allocations on Jayakwadi Project, Paithan, District-Aurangabad
      • Optimisation of GD stations network and appropriate raingauge Stations


Hydrology Project Phase-III (National Hydrology Project-NHP)

After Successful completion of HP-I & HP-II, third phase of Hydrology Project, now named as 'National Hydrology Project-NHP has been taken up for the duration of March 2016 to March 2025. National Hydrology Project includes establishing Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) all over Maharashtra including remaining part of south of Panchganga in Krishna basin of Maharashtra state. It also includes establishment of new Water Quality Lab at Jalgaon, renovation and furnishing of existing Water Quality Lab and Divisional & Sub Divisional Data Center and Institutional Capacity enhancement by Training and Workshops. GoI, MoWR has accorded their approval to NHP amounting to Rs.150 Cr. Vide their letter dated 16 December 2016.

Project Component for Hydrology Project Phase-IIII (National Hydrology Project)

  1. Component (A): Water Resources Monitoring System Establishing / modernizing New/Existing Hydromet Network
  2. Component (B): Water Resources Information System (WRIS)
  3. Component(C): Water Resources Operations & Planning System--Development of comprehensive River Basin Water Accounting Software that will enable Implementing agencies for planning assessment using standardized procedure.
  4. Component (D): Institutional capacity enhancement.


Last Modified on : 20 May, 2021