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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)



Chairman Sh. S.K Haldar

Name : Sh. S.K Haldar
Date of Birth : 27 November 1961
Contact Details : E-mail : chairman-cwc[at]nic[dot]in (Official)
Tel : +91-11-26715351 (O)
Organisation & Address : Central Water Commission
Second Floor (South)
Sewa Bhawan , R.K. Puram Sector-1
New Delhi – 110066
  1. Membership of Professional Societies
    • Life Fellow of India Water Resources Society (IWRS)
  2. Academic Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Govt. Engineering College, Jabalpur.
  3. International Trainings/assignments:
    • 3 weeks training programme on Design of High Earth & Rockfill Dams at United States Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, USA during July-September 1989
    • Led Indian Team to Bangladesh for Joint River Commission meeting at Dhaka and Joint observation on river Ganges at Hardinge bridge, Bangladesh during March 2014
    • Attended week long World Water Week organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) at Stockholm, Sweden during August 2018.
    • Visited Spain as a member of High Level Delegation from MoWR, RD & GR for Exchanging Experiences on Water Resources Planning and Management during 17-22 February 2019
    • Visited Khatmandu as a member of Team of Experts from MoWR, RD & GR for discussions on implementation of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project during 26 February 2019 to 01 March 2019

    Details of Experience:

    • Survey, investigation and preparation of DPR of Multipurpose Projects.
    • Hydrological Observations and Flood Forecasting
    • Monitoring & Techno-economic appraisal of Water Resources Development Projects.
    • Inter-State issues related to Bansagar Dam and coordination with the States of MP, UP and Bihar in early execution of the project and thereafter sharing cost & benefits from the Project amongst the States of MP, UP and Bihar as per Bansagar Agreement of 1973.
    • Overall coordination & management of water resources of inter-State Narmada river basin amongst the States of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan for ensuring compliance of NWDT award. Monitoring of Inter-State Projects, namely, Sardar Sarovar Project, Gujarat; Indira Sagar Project, Madhya Pradesh and preparation of Annual Water Account of Narmada River Basin
    • Operation of Farakka Barrage as per India- Bangladesh Treaty on Sharing of Ganga Waters of 1996. Overall supervision of Operation and Maintenance of Main Farakka Barrage, Head Regulator, Jangipur Barrage, Kalindri Lock Gate / Regulator, Maintenance and Protective measures of Feeder canal (38.38 Km. in length).
    • Regulation of water resources of Godavari and Krishna basins and resolution of conflicts between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States
    • Construction of Polavaram Irrigation Project through Government of AP.
    • Monitoring of storage position of major reservoirs in the country and issue of Drought Advisory to States based on status of reservoirs storage as and when required.
    • Implementation of PMKSY, National Projects and other centrally funded projects.
    • Conflict resolution on various Inter-State issues and Inter-National issues relating to WRD Projects.