Central Water Commission (CWC) under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has been listed as the nodal organization for flood forecasting in the country by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) / National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Presently, there are 226 flood forecasting stations consisting of 166 level forecasting stations for villages and towns and 60 inflow forecasting stations for reservoirs/dams/barrages in the country.
There are no Flood Forecasting stations in the Hathras Region of Uttar Pradesh; however, Flood Forecasting stations have been established at Mathura and Agra on river Yamuna near Hathras region. State-wise distribution of the existing 226 flood forecasting stations is annexed.
Out of 226 flood forecasting stations, 166 flood forecasting stations have been modernized so far with automatic data collection & satellite based transmission (telemetry) system.
It has been planned to expand flood forecasting network from the existing 226 stations to 325 flood forecasting stations including locations in Uttar Pradesh by March 2020.
Existing flood forecasting network covers 22 States / Union Territories and 19 major river basins / sub-basins in the country.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.>