• Procurement is one of the key elements of NHP which will drive the financial progress of the project.
  • In the NHP, major procurement items includes Real Time Data Acquisition Systems (RTDAS – AWS, ARG and AWLR), Piezometers, DWLR, SCADA, ADCP, WQ equipment, IT equipment (both Hardware & Software) etc. As on 2nd November 2018, 1069 procurement packages for the year 2018-19 have been reviewed and cleared by the NPMU on MIS.
  • 98 out of 106 bid documents received by NPMU till date, with an estimated cost of Rs.600 crore, have been either cleared or tenders awarded. Pre bid minutes & Evaluation report worth Rs.9.65 crore were also reviewed by NPMU/TAMC.
  • 17 tenders amounting to Rs.125.5 crore were floated during October 2018. Contract for Rs.7.25 crore was awarded for DVC for establishment of RTDAS. In addition
  • bid documents for the generation of a DEM with an accuracy of 0.5m and another DEM with 3-5 m accuracy amounting to about Rs.131 crore have been floated by Survey of India (SoI).
  • Frequent visits are being made by NPMU officials and TAMC experts to monitor the project progress and assist IAs in addressing any technical and procurement related issues.

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Project Objective

To improve the extent, quality, and accessibility of water resources information, decision support system for floods and basin level resource assessment/planning and to strengthen the capacity of targeted water resources professionals and management institutions in India.

Optimising the Hydro-met Network for Better Flood Management – The case of Kerala

The state of Kerala experienced a devastating flood between 8th to 19th August 2018. The flood, which affected 12 out of 14 districts of the state, has been estimated as 1 in 100 year flood. Six districts namely: Ernakulam (Cochin), Trichur, Idukky, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam were most affected by the deluge. The worst affected towns were Chengannur, Pandanad, Edanad, Aranmula, Kozhencherry, Ayiroor, Ranni, Pandalam, Kuttanad, Aluva, Chalakudy, N.Paravur, Chendamangalam, Eloor and a few places in Vypin Island.

The team from NPMU, Senior Joint Commissioners Mr. Rakesh Kashyap and Mr. Neeraj K. Manglik, accompanied by technical team from TAMC conducted site visit and meetings with the concerned official of various departments/organisations who were involved in water resources/flood management of the State of Kerala. This was a commendable effort made towards coordinating actions among all the stakeholder organisations taking part in water resources development/flood management in the region.

Under NHP an updated network of meteorological and hydrological observation stations is proposed by the Kerala state, with a focus on improvement of flood forecasting and early warning in the region, with inputs from TAMC/NPMU. It is proposed to have discharge measurements on tributaries as much upstream as possible, so as to gain on lead time for forecasting, where emergency flood evacuation measures are needed to be adopted. To make sure that these upstream gauge stations do not capture insignificantly small discharges, the stations are planned to be placed in such a manner that a minimum catchment area of 100 km² would be intercepted by them. Also, the minimum river lengths of about 2 km upstream and presence of a visible river channel is was considered in finalising location of stations.

In a similar manner, new rain gauge stations are proposed by the State with a focus on capturing the rainfall pattern at upper parts of catchments on the higher reaches of Western Ghats. There remained a scope to augment the rain gauge network in these upstream reaches, primarily owing to the existence of forests in the area that prevented implementation of an extensive network earlier. The newly proposed network will help to capture the spatial variation of rainfall with elevation, and will contribute to better assessment of inflow into the reservoirs. View More

NHP’s activities at Field Level/Photo Gallery

Andhra Pradesh – GW (Venkatapalem, Guntur district)

Image description Procured two DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) instruments under NHP. DGPS can connect measurement points of piezometers to Mean Sea Levels. After knowing depth to water levels from Digital Water level recorders they can be connected to MSL'S established through DGPS. There is base station and rover in DGPS. The department is about to connect all piezometers in the state to MSL besides gaining ownership of the two DGPS instruments procured under NHP

Sikkim (Yumthang valley near Forest guest house)

Image description i. A tour to various places within the state was conducted and from which various sites for setting up of hydrological and meteorological stations was finalized.
ii. The bid document for construction of the State Data Centre has been prepared and floated on 30th Nov 2018.

West Bengal SW

Image description i. Construction of SCADA Building in full swing at Durgapur West Bengal under NHP.
ii. Laying of Foundation by the Chief Engineer for construction of state data centre at Bidhannagar Kolkata under NHP.


Image description i. Technical Bid opened on 26.10.18 for Sedimentation Survey of DV Reservoirs under NHP.
ii. Letter of Acceptance (LoA) issued to Sutron Hydromet Systems Pvt. Ltd. on 24-10-2018 for Real Time Data Acquisition System (RTDAS) for DVC under NHP.
iii. Construction of Hydrological Data Center of DVC under NHP.

Workshop / Training / Event

Till date (Oct, 2018) a total 122 trainings (both National & International) have been organised with a participation of 1622 participants.

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“Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Laboratory Analysis”

3 Day (22nd-24th Oct, 18) training programme was organised by CPCB on “Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Laboratory Analysis” at Indian Institute of Public Administration. The main requirement in quality control is, the result from one lab should be comparable with any other lab in the world for the same method followed... View More

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Upcoming Events

  • 1st International Conference on “Sustainable Water Management “December 10th -11th at Chandigarh by Bhakra Beas Management Board.
  • Training on Hydro-met Network and Instrumentation 3rd – 7 Dec 2018 at CWPRS, Pune.
  • e SwIS and discharge Measurement 17th – 21st Dec 2018 at AIT, Kolkata.
  • Training programme on Capacity Development in Groundwater Management on MAR 7th t- 11th Jan, 2019, NWA Pune.
  • 5 days training course on “Ground Water Quality Monitoring and Assesment” during January 21st - 25th, 2019 at NIH, Roorkee.
  • “Ground water modelling using Modflow” on 14th – 18th Jan, 2019 at C-DAC, Technopark, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Training on Capacity Development in Groundwater Management on MAR 7th t- 11th Jan, 2019, NWA Pune.

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