To combat the evil effects of climate change and with an endeavor to understand its impact on water systems, the government has urged the educational pioneers of the nation, IITs and IISc to submit proposals for undertaking studies of the 20 major river basins of India. The studies are expected to be commissioned shortly and will take six months to two years for completion, as per the reports given by the Official sources.
The proposal is one of the five adaptation centric goals of the National Water Mission and also an important priority missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). National Water Mission has a MoU with the National Institute of Rural Development, for this purpose. Major objectives of the mission are focused on ground water, flood management, aquifer mapping, building embankment, preparedness measures.
Currently, the government has decided to involve six IITs and IISc in the project to provide valuable and high end adaptation schemes and policies. The project is being planned to be undertaken in a large scale using downscaled global climate models.
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