India and World Bank sign $250 million projects to make existing dams safe and resilient
The World Bank has approved a USD 250 million projects in India for a long-term dam safety program and improving the safety and performance of existing dams across various states. the agreement was signed between the World Bank, the Government of India, the Central Water Commission, and government representatives from 10 participating states.
- The Second (2nd) Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) will help in strengthening dam safety by building dam safety guidelines, and will also bring in global experience, and introduce innovative technologies.
- The project will cover approximately 120 dams across the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu, and at the national level through the Central Water Commission (CWC).
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