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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

What's New in CWC

A Brainstorming Session with Former Chairmen / Members of CWC was held on 11.5.2019 at New Delhi to discuss various aspects related to role and activities of CWC and to seek their advice for improvement of the same.

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Draft Concept Note on "Premissible Velocity in Concrete Lined Water Condutor System (Head Race Tunnel) Conveying Water for Power Generation.(Uploaded in Circular section for comments within three weeks)


The total water available in live storage of 91 reservoirs in the country being monitored by CWC was 44.459 BCM as on 18.04.2019.This is 27% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs and 103% of storage of average of last ten years. The overall storage position is more than the ..Read More


Chairman, Central Water Commission handed over Emergency Action Plan document of Hirakud Dam to Principal Secretary, Odisha Water Resources Department on January 10 , 2019 at Rajiv Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. The EAP has been prepared under DRIP to act as model document for other Dam owners.


Govt of Gujarat has signed MoU on 7th January 2019 with Central Water Commission and CWPRS at Gandhinagar for Implementation of Coastal Management Information System (CMIS) in the State.