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What's New in Dam Safety

Union Cabinet approved the Revised Cost of DRIP amounting to Rs. 3466 Crores along with two years extension.


Negotiation Meeting with World Bank for Additional Financing of DRIP was held on September 14, 2018 in World Bank Office, New Delhi, and meeting was conducted successfully by Ms. Bandana Preyashi, Director(MI), DEA along with other stakeholders.


A Review Meeting of DRIP was taken by Sh Rakesh Singh, Principal Secretary, KaWRD on October 10, 2018 in Vikas Soudha, Begaluru. The World Bank and CPMU Officials also participated in this meeting.


MoUs Signed in January 2018 with CWPRS, Pune for Seismic Hazrad Assessment of North and North East India


Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered its Judgement of Writ Petition ( C ) No 878 of 2017 between Russel Joy versus Union of India & Others pertaining to decommissioning of Mullaperiyar Dam.


Thirty-eighth (38th) meeting of National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) was held on 22nd January 2018. inThiruvananthpuram, under the Chairmanship of Shri S. Masood Husain, Chairman, Central Water Commission (CWC) and Chairman of the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS).


First Meeting ofSub-Committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was held on 04th June 2018 to monitor the measures for ensuring high level of preparedness to face any disaster, which is unpredictable in relation to Mullaperiyar Dam


The 11th meeting of the Supervisory Committee on Mullaperiyar Dam was held on 4th Aug, 2018 at Kumily, Kerala preceded by inspection of the dam comprising of main dam, earthen embankment and baby dam and its appurtenant structures like galleries, hydro-mechanical works etc.


The Second (Emergency) Meeting ofSub-Committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)was held on 17th August, 2018 to monitor the measures for ensuring high level of preparedness in relation to Mullaperiyar Dam.


Third (Emergency) Meeting ofSub-Committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), during severe flood in Kerala, was held on 23rd August, 2018 to monitor the measures for ensuring high level of preparedness in relation to Mullaperiyar Dam.


Forth Meeting ofSub-Committee of National Executive Committee (NEC) of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)was held on 23rd August, 2018 to monitor the measures for ensuring high level of preparedness in relation to Mullaperiyar Dam.


8. Meetings of SHAISYSwere held from time to time..



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Water is becoming scarce resource day by day making it essential to upkeep our water resources/ infrastructure in best possible condition. Realising importance of the dams our first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru called them as “Modern Temples of India”. Dams, being a major infrastructure component of water resources, play a vital role in providing overall water security to the country. Over the last fifty years, India has invested substantially in dams and related infrastructures, and ranks third after USA and China in the number of large dams. 5254 large dams are in operation in the country currently and another 447 are under construction (As per NRLD) . In addition to this, there are thousands of medium and small dams. Still, as the population is growing at a steady pace, water security of the country is becoming an issue of concern for all. It has been noted over a period of time that water is in the center stage of disputes between various State Governments. Besides playing a major role in the development of the country especially in providing food and energy security, concerns have been raised about the safety of these wheels of the development.


It becomes our prime responsibility to ensure safety of these dams to allay any kind of apprehension from the mind of the people. While the safety of lives and property of people in vicinity of dams is of paramount importance, Dam safety assurance is also important for protection of investment and its intended benefit as also water security of country at large.


Dam, here means, any structure constructed across the river/ stream to impound or divert water. It includes appurtenant structures such as spillways, outlets, water conductor structures, hydromechanical equipments, energy dissipaters, river training works and related structures integral to dam, reservoir or its rim. It generally does NOT include the canals, aquaducts and related water conveyance structures or flood embankments, dykes etc which are not related ti any thing across the river/ stream. Dams with a height of 15 m or more from deepest foundation to the top of dam are considered large dams. The dams with height 10m to 15m with a capacity of reservoir associated with it more than 1 mcm or spillway crest more than 500m or maximum flood discharge more than 2000 cumecs or having special foundation problems or unusual design are also considered large dams.

Number of Dams (ICOLD 2016)

S No Country No. of Dams
1 China 23842
2 United States of America 9261
3 India 5745
4 Japan 3112
5 Brazil 1411
6 Canada 1170
7 South Africa 1114
8 Spain 1063
9 Turkey 972
10 Iran 802