NITI Aayog on June 13, 2018 announced to launch the Composite Water Management Index with an aim to achieve the objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.
Composite Water Management Index
• The Composite Water Management Index will be a useful tool to assess and improve the performance in efficient management of water resources.
• This index is an attempt to inspire States and UTs towards efficient and optimal utilisation of water and recycling, with a sense of urgency.
• The index can be utilised to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
• The index will provide useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries, thus, enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
What led NITI Aayog to launch the Index?
Recently, limitations on availability of water resources and rising demand for water, sustainable management of water resources have gained critical importance.
Taking note of all these factors, NITI Aayog finalised to launch the Composite Water Management Index after undertaking an elaborate exercise including seeking feedback from the States and consultation with reputed experts.
National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog
NITI Aayog was formed on 1st January 2015, which was a replacement of the Planning Commission. It serves as an advisory body or a “Think Tank” of the government of India to advice on social and economic issues.
Objectives of NITI Aayog