Mihir Shah committee to restructure CWC and CGWB
Q. Aiming to carry forward the Gujarat model of irrigation, a committee has been formed to restructure CWC and CGWB to manage water resources in India. Who is heading the committee and how many members does it have?- Published on 17 Sep 15
a. Mihir Shah and 6 members
b. Mihir Shah and 7 members
c. V. T. Krishnamachari and 6 members
d. V. T. Krishnamachari and 7 members
ANSWER: Mihir Shah and 7 members
As more than 60% of the available water is used for irrigation, the panel will focus on restructuring at river basin and sub basin level to take control of farming sector needs. CWC manages surface water while CGWB manages group water.
Restructuring is the aim due to unpredictable monsoon, climate factors, huge projected demand for water by 2050 and lowered per capital availability of water. Creation of last mile connectivity in the irrigation sector has also been emphasised.