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Composite Water Management Index 2.0

Published on August 24, 2019
Current context: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog has launched the CWMI 2.0 report on 23rd August 2019.
Composite Water Management Index 2.0 
  • NITI Aayog first launched the Composite Water Management Index in 2018 and prepared the second Round of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) yesterday.
  • The CWMI 2.0 is first of its kind water data collection exercise in partnership with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Rural Development and all the States/ Union Territories.
  • CWMI 2.0 ranks various states for the reference year 2017-18, instead of the base year 2016-17.
  • Gujarat holds on to its rank one in the reference year (2017-18), followed by Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
  • In North-Eastern and the Himalayan States, Himachal Pradesh has got the number 1 position in 2017-18 followed by Uttarakhand, Tripura, and Assam.
  • Puducherry has been declared as the top ranked among UTs.
  • The CWMI is an important tool to assess and improve the performance of States/ Union Territories in terms of efficient management of water resources.
  • This is a set of metrics that measured different dimensions of water management and use across the lifecycle of water at the pan-India level.


Q.1 The Composite Water Management Index is released by?
a. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
b. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
c. Ministry of Development of North-east region
d. NITI Aayog
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