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  • 30 May, 2020

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Dam Safety

Dam Safety

India hosted the International Dam Safety Conference at Thiruvananthapuram. Central Water Commission is organizing the event in association with Kerala state government. Dam safety conferences is an annual event under the Dam Safety Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) project, the conferences will be conducted in DRIP states. The key recommendations emerging from the deliberations of the conference will be circulated to stakeholders as well as policy makers for implementation.

DHARMA App

  • Dam Health and Rehabilitation Monitoring Application (DHARMA) will be launched during the international dam safety conference.
  • The app will serve as a web tool to digitize all dam related data effectively.
  • It will help to document authentic asset and health information pertaining to the large dams in the country, enabling appropriate actions to ensure need based rehabilitation.

DRIP

  • Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) was implemented by Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) with assistance from the World Bank.
  • The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission is coordinating and supervising the Project implementation.

The main objectives of DRIP are

  • To improve the safety and performance of selected (223 dams across 7 different states) existing dams in a sustainable manner.
  • To strengthen the dam safety institutional setup in participating states as well as at central level.

The Seven DRIP States includes Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand.

CWC

Central Water Commission is a technical organization functioning under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The Commission is entrusted with the general responsibilities of initiating, coordinating and furthering in consultation about the water resources to the concerned state governments.Central Water Commission CWC is headed by a Chairman, with the status of Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India.

The work of the Commission is divided among 3 wings namely,

  • Designs and Research (D&R) Wing.
  • River Management (RM) Wing.
  • Water Planning and Projects (WP&P) Wing.

Source: TH


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