Strategy III.8

Systematic approach for coping with floods

Key areas under this Strategy

i)                   

Mapping of areas likely to experience floods, establishing hydraulic and hydrological models and developing comprehensive  schemes for flood management & reservoir sedimentation.

ii)                 

Encourage and enforce flood plain zoning in flood prone rivers

The Expert Committee for “Scientific Assessment of Flood Prone Areas in India”  constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR  vide OM No. 5/19/2012-Ganga/2709-30 dated 20/07/2012 decided during its second meeting held on 27.06.2013 to constitute committees for each State.  These Committees shall identify, demarcate and classify the Flood Prone areas; the composition of the Regional Committee is as under:

 

1.   

Principal Secretary (WRD) of Representative States

Chairman

2.   

Representative of State Disaster Management Authority

Member

3.   

Engineer-in –Chief/Concerned Chief Engineer of State Government

Member

4.   

Representative of local unit of National Institute of Hydrology

 

Member

5.   

Representative of Regional Office of  Survey of India

Member

6.   

Representative of Regional Office of NRSC

Member

7.   

Representative of GFCC/ Bramhaputra Board

Member

8.   

Regional Chief Engineer/ Director of CWC

Member-Secretary

 

The progress of work of these committees is being monitored by Central Water Commission.