NITI Aayog on June 13, 2018 announced to launch the Composite Water Management Index with an aim to achieve the objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.
1. The Composite Water Management Index will be a useful tool to assess and improve the performance of efficient management of water resources.
2. The index can be utilized to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
3. This index is an attempt to inspire States and UTs towards efficient and optimal utilization of water and recycling, with a sense of urgency.
4. The index will provide useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries, thus, enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources.
To evolve a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors and strategies with the active involvement of States in the light of national objectives. To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at the village level and aggregate these progressively at higher levels of government. To foster cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation. To pay special attention to the sections of our society that may be at risk of not benefitting adequately from economic progress.