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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)


  1. Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW)

The Indian National Committee on Surface Water (INCSW) is an apex body to the R&D activities in Surface Water in general and R&D programme of MoWR in particular and to promote and coordinate effective participation of India in the international programmes related to Surface Water and to act as national committee for such international bodies where required. INCSW was constituted by merging functions/works of 4 earlier national committees namely INCID, INCOH, INCH and INC-GECM) Vide letter no. 7/1/2012-WP&P-C/1347-91, dated 21.06.2012.

INCSW is headed by Chairman, CWC and Chief Engineer, EMO, CWC is Member Secretary and there are 12 members representing MoWR/CWC, CSMRS, CWPRS, NIH, DST/DSIR/CSIR, Min.ofAgr., WALMIs, IIT, NGOs etc. INCSW’s main objective is to promote research work in the field of Water Resources Engineering (Surface Water aspect) by providing platform to academicians/experts in the Universities, IITs, recognised R&D laboratories, Water Resources/ Irrigation departments of the Central and State Governments and NGOs under R&D Programme of Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR). INCSW acts as an Indian arm of ICID.

Presently, there are total 91 R&D Schemes in hand (i.e. on different stages of completion/premature closing & on-goings). The details are as under:-

  1. Schemes Completed but DFR and OH release pending – 66 Nos.
  2. Schemes which could be completed by releasing fund – 21 Nos.
  3. Schemes which are Non-responsive and can be withdrawn – 04 Nos.

More details are available on

  1. R & D Studies

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