Strategy 3.8

Systematic approach for coping with floods

Key areas under this Strategy are as follows

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


2. Representative of State Disaster Management Authority


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


4. Representative of local unit of National Institute of Hydrology


5. Representative of Regional Office of  Survey of India


6. Representative of Regional Office of NRSC


7. Representative of GFCC/ Bramhaputra Board


8. Regional Chief Engineer/ Director of CWC


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