Data to be updated

hydrological data, currently scarce in India, is expected to get a boost soon. A World Bank (wb) -funded project has set up several Hydrology Information System (his) centres in the Indian peninsular states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. The his aims to provide comprehensive, user-friendly and easily-accessible hydrological data.

The project aims to strengthen the existing water monitoring devices and set up new ones, establish data centres and communications systems at regional and national levels, and train government staff. A Hydrology Data User Group is also being set up. The data will be controlled by state agencies and will be available for use to non-governmental organisations, industrialists and research departments.

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