During Government of India’s approval for DRIP, it was decided to earmark funds under the scheme for funding few educational institutions with a view to develop their in-house expertise in the field of dam safety. Accordingly, eight premier Academic & Research Institutions were identified initially; and proposals were invited for identification of their capacity building needs in the area of dam safety. Further, with a view of imparting hands-on experiences to institutions in dam rehabilitation activities, the Implementing Agencies were encouraged to associate identified institutions in specific consultancy assignments; and accordingly, core consultancy areas of institutions were identified and shared with Implementing Agencies.
NIT Rourkela is one of the premier institutions identified for capacity building in dam safety areas. Their proposal for capacity building, with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.35 crore, includes:
Their areas of Consultancy Services proposed to be provided to DRIP Implementing Agencies include:
- Procurement of Equipment (Hydro Surveyor for Reservoir Study, Rainfall Simulator, Resistivity Meter, GPS etc.)
- Software for River Engineering and Reservoir application Laboratory
- Reservoir Survey and Sedimentation Studies
- Flood Management and Flood Routing Studies