National Hydrology Project (S.W.) U.P., has been prepared under the direction from Ministry of Water Resources, Ganga Rejuvenation and river development, Govt. of India, New Delhi’s Letter No. 21/97-(8)/2014/HP dated 23.01.2015. This Project will be aided by the World Bank to develop Hydrological Information System. For this Project 50% grant from the World Bank and 50% grant from Govt. of India will be provided.
In this project AWS, ADCP and SCADA and water quality monitoring instruments are proposed at selected places on Dams, Reservoirs and Barrages which are under control of Irrigation and Water Resource Department U.P.
In this project HIS shall be developed so that Real Time Data can be inter-changed/reciprocated through web site, to further strengthen Irrigation system and optimization of water usage among all the stakeholders effectively. Under the SCADA, there is a provision for automatic control system of water at identical different location of Dams and Barrages by which water can be distributed lawfully and as a result area of irrigation will increase substantially. Flood control and management shall be easier after getting real time data and in future with the help of simulation, long time and short time flood forecasting will become possible.
U.P. is a large state and has a large infrastructure of irrigation system as well as eight large perennial river basins exist in the state covering the geographical area of 2.41lac SqKm. The Irrigation facility in the state is provided with the help of 73997 km. canals, 21 no. Barrages, 135 no. Dams & Reservoirs.. Besides these, flood control and management works in entire state are also carried out by the department.
To implement the NHP in the entire state the detailed project of NHP has been prepared in which there is a provision of HIS, AWS, ADCP ,Digital Rain Gauges, LIDAR Survey, Flood Forecasting System, Reservoir Sedimentation Survey, Digitization & SCADA on all Barrages etc.
As aimed, National Hydrology Project (S.W.) will prove a milestone in developing Hydrological Information System in U.P. state, which can be used successfully for flood forecasting, reservoir operation and water resources management among all the stakeholder effectively.