Ministry of Jal Shakti
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DAMS AND NATIONAL HYDROLOGY PROJECT

Posted On: 07 AUG 2023 6:49PM by PIB Delhi

As per the National Register of Large Dams compiled by the Central Water Commission, India has 5745 nos. of dams (5334 are completed and 411 are under construction stage). The State/UT-wise list of these large dams and total Gross capacities is enclosed as Annexure.

To safeguard the dams across the country, Dam Safety Act, 2021 has been enacted by the Union Government for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of the specified dams. The Act aims for preventing dam failure related disasters and provide for institutional mechanism to ensure their safe functioning and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. As per the provisions of the Act; at national level, National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) has been constituted, whose functions inter alia are to evolve dam safety policies and recommend necessary regulations. Under this Act, a regulatory body i.e. National Dam Safety Authority has also been created, whose functions inter alia include implementing policies of the National Committee, providing technical assistance to State Dam Safety Organisations (SDSO), and resolving matters between SDSOs of States or between a SDSO and any dam owner in that State and to maintain liaison with the State Dam Safety Organisations and the owners of the specified dams for standardization of dam safety related data and practices, and related technical or managerial assistance.

Further, at the State level, Act provides for the constitution/establishment of the State Committee on Dam Safety and State Dam Safety Organisation by the State Government for the purpose of maintaining standards of dam safety and prevention of dam failure related disasters for the dams located in the State. Further, State Dam Safety Organisation shall have to render its instructions to the owner of a specified dam on the safety or the remedial measures required to be taken.

The National Hydrology Project (NHP) was approved by the Union Cabinet on 23.06.2016 for a total outlay of Rs 3679.76 Crores. There are four major components of NHP i.e., (i) Water Resources Monitoring System, (ii) Water Resources Information System, (iii) Water Resources Operations and Planning System, and (iv) Institutional Capacity Enhancement. Till date, the expenditure incurred under NHP for carrying out the various activities is Rs. 1438.96 Crores.

NHP only supports the studies related to flood forecasting taken up by the Implementing agencies.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Bishweswar Tudu in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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PK/AS

ANNEXURE

 

Sl. No.

State/UT

No. of Constructed Large Dams

No. of Under construction Large dams

Gross Storage Capacity (in MCM) of constructed dams

1.

Andauman and Nicobar

2

0

15.275

2.

Andhra Pradesh

149

17

15,920.152

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

1

3

6.170

4.

Assam

3

1

245.300

5.

Bihar

24

2

984.088

6.

Chhattisgarh

249

9

8,982.918

7.

Goa

5

0

299.614

8.

Gujarat

620

12

32,134.258

9.

Haryana

1

0

13.681

10.

Himachal Pradesh

19

1

19,613.391

11.

Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

15

2

872.215

12.

Jharkhand

55

24

5,881.914

13.

Karnataka

230

2

37,309.958

14.

Kerala

61

0

16,522.931

15.

Madhya Pradesh

899

7

35,311.771

16.

Maharashtra

2117

277

50,474.807

17.

Manipur

3

1

98.570

18.

Meghalaya

8

2

403.169

19.

Mizoram

1

0

1,400.000

20.

Nagaland

1

0

565.000

21.

Odisha

200

4

32,529.840

22.

Punjab

14

2

3,369.674

23.

Rajasthan

204

8

16,515.735

24.

Sikkim

2

0

10.661

25.

Tamil Nadu

118

0

7,195.992

26.

Tripura

1

0

20,077.356

27.

Telangana

168

16

0.329

28.

Uttar Pradesh

117

13

19,058.124

29.

Uttarakhand

17

8

4,760.771

30.

West Bengal

30

0

1,787.795

Total

5334

411

332361.459

 

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