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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)


CWC is responsible for monitoring projects at central level under the aegis of three tier monitoring system' recommended by the State Irrigation Ministers in the conferences of 1975 & 1976. Project Monitoring Organization (PMO) monitors inter-state/externally assisted/centrally sponsored projects with the objective of their timely completion, preparation of state-wise annual report on irrigation development through major and medium projects. The PMO along with field monitoring units of CWC monitors projects receiving central loan assistance (LA) under normal and fast track Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) launched by MoJS in 1996-97. The PMO is responsible for capacity building efforts for implementation of PMKSY-AIBP-CADWM & other schemes of MoJS. The functions of different Monitoring Directorates under PMO are as under-

Monitoring Directorates

Director (Monitoring) is responsible for, monitoring of selected major/multipurpose irrigation projects and preparation of status reports of monitored projects, preparation of state-wise annual reports on irrigation development, co-ordination with CWC field units/MoJS/NITI Aayog in respect of monitoring activities for projects under general & AIBP monitoring and scrutiny of proposals for CLA under AIBP and sending recommendations for sanction/release of CLA to the Ministry of Water Resources. State-wise distribution of states under Monitoring directorates is given below:

State-wise distribution of states under Monitoring directorates


Distribution of States

Monitoring (Central)

M.P., Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Goa states

Monitoring (East)

Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland states

Monitoring (North)

UP, Uttaranchal, Haryana, J & K., Delhi and Himachal Pradesh states

Monitoring (South)

A.P., Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka,U.T. of  Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep

Monitoring (West)

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Chandigarh

Other than monitoring activities envisaged in the above points CWC is engaged in monitoring activity of RRR Schemes & External Assistance Projects:

A) RRR Scheme:
The scheme for implementation of RRR of Water Bodies in XII Plan has been approved and revised Guidelines of October 2013 circulated. It is envisaged to take up RRR works in 10,000 water bodies with a Central Assistance of Rs. 6,235 crore. Out of 10,000 water bodies 9,000water bodies are to be in rural areas and balance 1000 water bodies will be in urban areas. Urban water bodies having water spread area from 2 hectares to 10 hectares are eligible to be included under the scheme. Rural water bodies having minimum water spread area of 5 hectares will be included under the scheme.

Each of the water bodies needs to be approved by the state TAC to which Director (M&A), CWC regional office as well as a representative from CGWB as members. After scrutinizing the proposal, the Regional office, CWC shall forward the proposal to PPO, CWC, New Delhi along with recommendations for its inclusion under the Scheme. Further, the proposal shall be put up to Empowered Committee (EC) of MOWR, RD&GR chaired by Secretary / Special Secretary /Additional Secretary of MOWR for approval and subsequently funding.
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B) External Assistance for Development of Water Resources
External Assistance Directorate is associated with monitoring of ongoing externally aided projects. Monitoring has been recognized as a useful management tool for ensuring timely completion of irrigation projects in the country for creation and utilization of desired potential. The main objective of monitoring is to ensure the achievements of set targets of schedule for completion of the irrigation projects, identification of inputs required, analysis of reasons for shortfalls, if any, and suggest remedial measures. Monitoring of externally aided projects is done through field visits, organizing & conducting review meetings, participating in supervision/ midterm review/ special review/ Implementation review missions/ review meetings of MoWR,RD&GR and Department of Economic Affairs, reviewing quarterly progress, status reports and aid-memoirs/ supervision reports/ desk review reports of funding agencies. During the monitoring visits, the issues affecting the progress of works are discussed threadbare with the project authorities and action points are identified. Follow-up action on these points by the concerned agencies is also monitored continuously for speedy implementation. At present six nos. are ongoing with the help of external funding. The details are at