India, World Bank sign USD250 million project for making dams safe

The Central Water Commission (CWC) and the World Bank signed a USD250 million project to improve the safety and performance of existing dams in several states.

The Second Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) will strengthen dam safety by building dam safety guidelines, bringing in global experience, and introducing innovative technologies. The project would be executed in 120 dams throughout the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu, as well as at the national level through the CWC. DRIP-2 will seek to enhance resilience against climate change risk and introduce revenue generation schemes such as floating solar panels.

 

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