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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Water Planning and Projects Wing

This wing is responsible for dealing with matters related to National Water policy; overall planning and development of river basins including integrated river basin planning and development, monitoring of storage position of the important reservoirs; techno-economic appraisal of Water Resources Projects including projects for assistance from external agencies and assistance to the States in the formulation and implementation of projects; monitoring of on-going major, medium & Extension Renovation & Modernisation (ERM) irrigation projects for identification of bottlenecks to achieve the targeted benefits; environmental issues related to water resources projects; irrigation planning; soil conservation, anti-waterlogging measures, reclamation of alkaline and saline soils; application of remote sensing technologies in water resources and related activities; water rights and inter state disputes among different states for the conservation and utilisation of water resources; issues related to construction machinery planning, evaluation and manpower planning aspects and silting of reservoirs.

The Wing is headed by an engineering officer designated as Member (WP&P) with the ex-officio status of Additional Secretary to Government of India. The wing comprises of organisations headed by Chief Engineer and consisting of various Directorates each headed by Directors. Below is the organisation chart of WP&P wing

Water Planning and Projects Wing



Key to abbreviations : Description
Mon(S) Monitoring (South)
CMO Central Mechanical, Organization
SE Superintending Engineer
WS&RS Watershed and Reservoir Sedimentation
IPO Irrigation Performance Overview
PCP Procurement and Construction Planning
HD Hydrological Data
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
IMO Irrigation Management Organization
PPO Project Preparation Organization
C Coordination
PA Project Appraisal
EWU Evaluation of Water Utilisation
FA Foreign Assistance
ISM Inter State Matters
CA Cost Appraisal
BPMO Basin Planning & Management Organization
PO&MIO Performance Overview & Management Improvement Organisation
M Monitoring
P&M Plant and Machinery
IAD Irrigated Areas Drainage
NWP National Water Planning
WRSE Water Resources System Engineering
HWF Hydel, Water Supply and flood Control
EMO Environment Management Organization
ISO Information System Organisation
M&A Monitoring & Appraisal
PP Projet Planning
CMC Construction Machinery Consultancy
WRIS Water Resources Information Systems
R&R Rehabilitation & Resettlement
P&P Planning & Progress