India and the World Bank sign a US$250 million dam safety project

Seetao 2021.08.06
  • The Government of India and the World Bank signed a US$250 million project to improve dam performance and combat environmental changes

Representatives from the 10 participating states including the Government of India, the Central Water Commission, and the World Bank signed a US$250 million project on Wednesday for a long-term dam safety plan and to improve the safety and performance of existing dams in various states.

In the Second Dam Rehabilitation and Renovation Project (DRIP-2), dam safety standards will be established, international experience will be introduced, and innovative technologies will be introduced to strengthen dam safety. Another major innovation envisaged by the project that may change dam safety management is the introduction of a risk-based approach to dam asset management, which will help to effectively allocate financial resources to priority dam safety needs.

The project will be in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan and Tamil Implemented in approximately 120 dams in Nadu state and implemented at the national level through CWC. During the implementation of the project, other states or agencies may be added to the project. The World Bank’s support for dam safety in India includes the recently closed DRIP-1 (US$279 million + US$62 million in additional financing), which has improved the safety and sustainability performance of 223 dams in six Indian states and a central agency .

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Other important measures that DRIP-2 will support include flood forecasting systems and integrated reservoir operations, which will help build climate resilience, preparation and implementation of emergency action plans, so that vulnerable downstream communities can be prepared for possible negative impacts Prepare and enhance resilience and climate change risks, and pilot floating solar panels and other supplementary income-generating programs.Editor/Baohongying