Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) originally envisaged the rehabilitation and improvement of about 223 dams within four states - namely, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu - with provision for taking up some more dams in other states; the actual numbers may vary owing to the addition / deletion of dams during implementation (click ).
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DRIP has a provision of Rs. 480.24 crore as unallocated component for the new States / Implementing Agencies who may join the project at a later date. The Karnataka Water Resources Department has shown interest for participation in DRIP utilizing unallocated component, and their inclusion in DRIP has come into effect since November 2014.
Karnataka has 230 large dams, out of these 22 dams have been identified for rehabilitation and improvement works under DRIP by the Karnataka Water Resources Department (KaWRD).
Restoration of the above dams along with activities of Institutional Strengthening and Project Management in KaWRD is proposed to be covered under the DRIP at revised estimated cost of Rs. 581.18 Crore. The number of dams under DRIP and financial outlay may vary during implementation (click ).