31 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the issue and e-flow norms; about CWC, its functions
News: Over a year after the government made it mandatory for hydro power projects on the upper reaches of the river Ganga’s tributaries to release minimum quantities of water through the year, 4 of the 11 projects are flouting norms, says a report by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
What are these norms?
Violating the e-flow norms can mean closure of the project or a hefty fine but the government isn’t contemplating such action yet.
About the Central Water Commission (CWC)
Central Water Commission is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India.
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Source: The Hindu
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