New Delhi. The Union Cupboard on Thursday authorized the second and third phases of the Dam Rehabilitation and Enchancment Undertaking (DRIP). Beneath this, Rs 10,211 crore might be spent in 10 years to enhance the security and operation of 736 dams in chosen 19 states throughout the nation. Water energy minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat gave this data after the assembly of the Union Cupboard chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He knowledgeable that this venture might be carried out from April 2021 to March 2031.
He mentioned that the primary part of the venture was began in 2012 and it was accomplished in 2020 which included 223 dams from seven states.
He mentioned that World Financial institution and different establishments will bear 80 p.c of the expenditure beneath this scheme. Requested which dams might be given precedence by the federal government, Shekhawat mentioned that for the reason that dams come beneath the jurisdiction of the states, they are going to determine their precedence and ship a proposal to the Heart on this regard.
The venture additionally consists of capability constructing, reconstruction and strengthening of present dams. A separate program of coaching of officers is already underway on this regard.
Within the cupboard assembly, the Prime Minister additionally authorized the proposal to spend 4 p.c of the complete expenditure of the venture on the actions to advertise tourism on the prevailing dams. By way of massive dams, India is third on this planet after China and America. India has 5334 massive dams and 411 are beneath building.
Among the many present dams, there are 80 p.c who’re 25 years previous and there are some who’re over 100 years previous and nonetheless work. The necessity to restore, strengthen and construct capability of such dams was felt as all had been constructed based on previous expertise. (Company)
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