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Cabinet okays externally-aided dam rehabilitation and improvement Project
By TOG NEWS SERVICE
Oct 29, 2020

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, OCT 29, 2020: THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) Phase II & Phase III with the financial assistance of the World Bank (WB), and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to improve the safety and operational performance of selected dams across the whole country, along with institutional strengthening with system wide management approach.

The project cost is Rs 10,211 crore. The Project will be implemented over a period of 10 years duration in two Phases, each of six years duration with two years overlapping from April, 2021 to March, 2031. The share of external funding is Rs 7,000 crore of the total project cost, and balance Rs 3,211 crore is to be borne by the concerned Implementing Agencies (IAs). The contribution of Central Government is Rs 1,024 crore as loan liability and Rs 285 crore as counter-part funding for Central Component. 

DRIP Phase II & Phase III envisages the following objectives:-

i. To improve the safety and performance of selected existing dams and associated appurtenances in a sustainable manner.

ii. To strengthen the dam safety institutional setup in participating states as well as at central level, and

iii. To explore the alternative incidental means at few of selected dams to generate the incidental revenue for sustainable operation and maintenance of dams

To achieve the above objectives, DRIP Phase II & Phase III has following components:

a. Rehabilitation and improvement of dams and associated appurtenances,

b. Dam safety institutional strengthening in participating States and Central agencies,

c. Exploration of alternative incidental means at few of selected dams to generate the incidental revenue for sustainable operation and maintenance of dams, and

d. Project management.

SI. No.

State/ Agency

No. Of Dams

1

Andhra Pradesh

31

2

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB)

2

3

Chhattisgarh

5

4

Central Water Commission

 

5

Damodar Valley Corporation

5

6

Goa

2

7

Gujarat

6

8

Jharkhand

35

9

Karnataka

41

10

Kerala

28

11.

Madhya Pradesh

27

12.

Maharashtra

167

13.

Manipur

2

14.

Meghalaya

6

15.

Odisha

36

16.

Punjab

12

17.

Rajasthan

189

18.

Tamilnadu

59

19.

Telangana

29

20.

Uttar Pradesh

39

21.

Uttarakhand

6

22.

West Bengal

9

 

Total

736

The Scheme envisages comprehensive rehabilitation of 736 existing dams located across the country.