Report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (Download PDF)

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The National Institution for Transforming India released Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) report on August 23,2019. To assess and improve the performance of States and Union Territories in efficient management of water resources, the CWMI is an important tool. 25 States and 2 UTs for the reference year 2017 - 18 as against base year 2016 - 17 were ranked under CWMI 2.0.

Image shows of Ranking of Different States in CWMI 2.0 2019

Image Shows of Ranking of Different States in CWMI 2.0 2019

Image shows of Ranking of Different States in CWMI 2.0 2019

Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)

  • The Composite Water Management Index was launched in 2008 by the NITI Aayog as an important tool to assess and improve the performance of States/UTs in efficient management of water resources.

  • The Composite Water Management Index is a first of its kind and is a significant attempt towards creating pan-India set of metrics used for measuring various dimensions of water management.

  • The NITI Aayog collects data in partnership with Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Union Ministry of Rural Development and all States/UTs based on which the ranking of states and union territories is done.

  • The ranking of states/UTs is based on 9 key themes:

  1. Groundwater Augmentation (15 % weightage)

  2. Source augmentation and restoration of waterbodies (5%)

  3. Major and medium irrigation-supply side management (15%)

  4. Rural drinking water (10%)

  5. Sustainability on-farm water use practices- Demand side management (10%).

  6. Participatory Irrigation practices- Demand Side Management (10%)

  7. Watershed development-Supply side management (10%).

  8. Urban water supply and sanitation (10%)

  9. Policy and Governance (15%)

CWMI 2.0 Rankings and Performance

  • For the reference year 2017 - 18, Gujarat was ranked first followed by Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

  • Among the Union Territories Puducherry was the top ranker.

  • In Northern Eastern and Himalayan States Himachal Pradesh was ranked number 1 in 2017 - 18 followed by Uttarakhand, Tripura and Assam.

  • For the index year 2016 - 17 Haryana was ranked number 1 among the general states and Uttarakhand was ranked at first amongst North Eastern and Himalayan States.

NITI Aayog

  • The National Institution for Transforming India was formed on January 1,2015. It was formerly known as the Planning Commission.

  • The Aayog was formed to achieve sustainable development goals apart from enhancing cooperative federalism.

  • The NITI Aayog acts as the think tank of the government of India.

  • Some other important objectives of the NITI Aayog are:

To focus on technology upgradation and capacity building.

ii) To pay special attention to the section of society that may not be benefiting adequately from economic progress.

iii) To create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial support system.

iv) Providing a platform for resolution of inter-sectoral and inter departmental issues.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 20, 2019

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