1. To improve the safety and operational performance of selected existing dams and associated appurtenances in a sustainable manner, and
2. To strengthen the dam safety institutional setup of participating States / Implementing Agencies.
The objectives of DRIP are to be achieved through investments on rehabilitation and improvement of dams, improved management of dam operations, regular maintenance and accompanying institutional strengthening and reforms. DRIP would result in restoring the full operational capacity of project dams for effective utilization of stored water and improved performance on long term basis with reduced risk of failure / safety incidents.
In-house capacity of selected eight Academic institutes will also be improved under DRIP; these institutes in turn provide training and expertise (consultancy) to DRIP Implementing Agencies.