Madhya Pradesh has made its place in the second edition of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) by NITI Aayog on August 23; report is aimed at strengthening efforts of Jal Shakti Department of Central Government.
For the development and maintaining environmental system of Madhya Pradesh and country the need of better scientific management of water is felt and present State Government is active towards achieving it.
The Madhya Pradesh Government is sensitive towards the issue and taken step forward towards implementing ‘Right to Water’.
The NITI Aayog has released CWMI in which Gujarat topped the list while Andra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu followed Gujarat.
The CWMI is first of its kind of joint effort of Jal Shatki Department of Central Government, Rural Development Ministry, all states of collecting data of water.
Most of the states performed poorly on the CWMI but efforts of Madhya Pradesh were recoginsed to be better and state stood third in the list.
The state government believes in providing potable safe drinking water and to ensure potable water for coming generations which is not responsibility but considered and included in priority.
For achieving this participation from all sections of the society is required.
The states have accepted the report and information would be used for better water management.
The CWMI measures performance of states on a set of water indicators and nine themes source augmentation and restoration of water bodies, source augmentation (groundwater), major and medium irrigation, watershed management, participatory irrigation practices, sustainable on-farm water use practices, rural drinking water, urban water supply and sanitation, and policy and governance which was started in the year 2018.