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Flood Risk Management

As per the constitutional provision, Flood Management is a state subject and hence primary responsibility for flood management is with the State. The central government takes various initiatives to supplement states capacity. The Government of India has appointed many committees/working groups/task forces from time to time to look into the problem of Flood and suggest remedial measures for more effective management. Some of the important initiatives in this regards are:
  • The Policy Statement 1954 and Supplementary Statement 1958
  • The High level Committee on Flood 1957 and Policy Statement of 1958
  • The Ministers Committee on Flood Control 1964
  • The Rashtriya Barh Ayog 1980
  • The National Water Policy 1987
  • The Report of the Committee of Flood Management in NE states 1988
  • The Report of the Committee for flood management in Bihar, West Bengal, UP and Orissa-1988
  • The National Commission for Integrated Water Resource Development Plan 1999
  • The Expert group for Flood Management in Bihar and UP 1999
  • National Water Policy 2002
  • Expert Committee to review the implementation of the recommendation of Rashtriya Barh Ayog-2003
  • Task force on Flood Management/Erosion Control-2004
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