Presently, India ranks third globally with 5264 large dams in operation and about 437 are under construction. In addition, there are several thousand smaller dams. These dams are vital for ensuring the water security of the Country; and these also constitute a major responsibility in terms of asset management and safety. In April 2012, the Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation with assistance from the World Bank, embarked upon the six year Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) at an estimated cost of Rs. 2100 crore. The project originally envisaged the rehabilitation and improvement of about 198 dams Project within four states namely, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu and later Karnataka, Uttarakhand (UNVNL) and Jharkhand (DVC) joined DRIP and total number of dams covered under DRIP increased to 223; due to the addition / deletion of dams during implementation by partner agencies, presently 198 dam Projects are being rehabilitated (click current status). The project will also promote new technologies and improve Institutional capacities for dam safety evaluation and implementation at the Central and State levels and in some identified premier academic and research institutes of the Country. The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission, assisted by Engineering and Management Consultant, is coordinating and supervising the Project implementation.

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A Training Program on Dam Break Analysis and Formulation of Inundation Maps for CWC Officers is scheduled at Computer Room, 2nd Floor, CWC Library Building, New Delhi during 22-25 October, 2018.

Venue: Computer Room 2nd Floor, Library Building, CWC, New Delhi
Date: 22-25 October, 2018

Third Party Construction Supervision and Quality Assurance visits by CPMU Experts during October 2018

DAM: Chandpatha, Umrar, Sanmachhakandana, Manimuthar, Manimukdhanadhi, Porthimund, Pechiparai, Upper (Tirpur), Lower Mullamari, Peechi Irr., Walayar, Kanhirapuzha, Moolathara Reg.
1st to 31st October, 2018

A Review meeting of DRIP is scheduled to be held on October 29, 2018 at Kolkata in DVC office. The review will be done by Additional Secretary, MoWR, RD & GR along with Chairman of DVC.

Venue: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Date: 16th Oct., 2018

A Training Programme on Seismological Aspects in Design and Safety Evaluation of Concrete Gravity dams is scheduled at IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand during 29 October to 3 November 2018.

Venue: IIT Roorkee (IITR), Uttarakhand
Date: 29-Oct. to 03-Nov, 2018

A Training Programme on Flood Peak Estimation and Flood Routing is scheduled at NIT Calicut during 12-14 November, 2018.

Venue: NIT, Calicut
Date:12-14 November, 2018

22nd Meeting of Technical Committee of DRIP is scheduled to be held at Madurai, Tamil Nadu on November 19, 2018 followed by a dam site visit on November 20, 2018.

Venue: Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Date: 19-20 November, 2018

International Dam Safety Conference - 2019 at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha is scheduled to be held during February 13-14, 2019. for detail, please log on damsafety.in/idsc2019

Venue: Bhubneshwar, Odisha
Date: 13th to 14th Feb., 2019

Three Training Programmes on Dam Safety, Portfolio Management and Risk Assessment to be conducted by M/s Entura, Hydro Tasmania, Australia are scheduled to be held at IIT Madras, IISc Beganluru and IIT Roorkee during November-2018, January-2019 and February-2019.

Organised by M/s Entura, Hydro Tasmania, Australia at three DRIP Partner Academic Institutions
Venue: IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore and IIT Roorkee
Month: November-2018, January-2019 and February-2019



Events Update

 Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for DRIP.
 Negotiation Meeting with World Bank for Additional Financing of DRIP.
 Joint meeting with Govt. of Kerala to discussed various issues of DRIP.
 Technical Visit to Hirakud Dam.
 International Dam Safety Conference - 2018.
 MoUs Signed in January 2018 with CWPRS, Pune for Seismic Hazrad Assessment of North and North East India.



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