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Government of India
Ministry of Jal Shakti
24 MAR 2022 5:30PM by PIB Delhi
Study on Dam Safety

Responsibility for safety of dams, including its operation and maintenance, rests primarily with dam owners, which are mostly the State Governments and Central/State Public Sector Units. Details regarding dam safety assessment, maintenance, repair and renovations are available with the concerned dam owners. Further, generally dam owners themselves carry out the safety audit (in terms of periodical pre-monsoon and post-monsoon inspection) of their dams. Some States have also constituted the Dam Safety Review Panel for comprehensive inspection of their dams.

Under the World Bank funded Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) Phase-I programme implemented during April 2012 to March 2021, 223 existing large dams located in 7 States have been comprehensively audited and rehabilitated at a cost of Rs. 2,567 crore. Further, as part of preparatory activities for DRIP Phase-II & III, comprehensive safety inspections of 351 large dams have been conducted by the Dam Safety Review Panels. State-wise details in this regard are placed at Annexure-I.

In addition, as per National Register of Large Dams 2019 compiled by the Central Water Commission under this Ministry, there are 227 numbers of operational large dams in the country which are more than 100 years old (i.e., constructed in or before 1921). State-wise list of these 100 years old dams is placed at Annexure-II.

Water being a State subject, construction, operation and maintenance of water resources projects including check dams is primarily States’ responsibility. The information related to number of check dams, their functionality and their upkeep etc. lies with the respective State Governments.

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

ANNEXURE – I

State-wise details of Dam Safety Review Panel (DSRP) Inspections of Dams carried out in Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Projects (DRIP) I and II & III

 

SI.No.

 

State / Agency

No. of DSRP inspections

Under DRIP I

Under DRIP II & III

1.

Andhra Pradesh

-

7

2.

Chhattisgarh

-

15

3.

Goa

-

-

4.

Gujarat

-

7

5.

Jharkhand

-

2

6.

Karnataka

22

11

7.

Kerala

WRD

16

 

25

KSEB

37

8.

Madhya Pradesh

25

25

9.

Maharashtra

-

12

10.

Manipur

-

5

11.

Meghalaya

-

4

12.

Odisha

26

21

13.

Punjab

-

4

14.

Rajasthan

-

119

 

15.

Tamil Nadu

WRD

69

11

TANGEDCO

20

25

16.

Telangana

-

2

17.

Uttar Pradesh

-

29

18.

Uttarakhand

5

6

19.

West Bengal

-

11

20.

BBMB

-

4

21.

DVC

3

6

Total

223

351

           

 

ANNEXURE – II

State wise list of 100 years Old Dams as per National Register of Large Dams (NRLD) 2019

S.N.

State/UT

Total No. of Constructed Large Dams

No. of large dams more than 100 years old (constructed in or before 1921)

1.

Adman and Nicobar

2

-

2.

Andhra Pradesh

149

5

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

1

-

4.

Assam

3

-

5.

Bihar

24

1

6.

Chhattisgarh

249

7

7.

Goa

5

-

8.

Gujarat

620

30

9.

Haryana

1

-

10.

Himachal Pradesh

19

0

11.

Jammu and Kashmir

15

0

12.

Jharkhand

55

0

13.

Karnataka

230

15

14.

Kerala

61

1

15.

Madhya Pradesh

899

62

16.

Maharashtra

2117

42

17.

Manipur

3

-

18.

Meghalaya

8

0

19.

Mizoram

1

-

20.

Nagaland

1

-

21.

Odisha

200

3

22.

Punjab

14

0

23.

Rajasthan

204

25

24.

Sikkim

2

-

25.

Tamil Nadu

118

1

26.

Tripura

1

-

27.

Uttar Pradesh

117

17

28.

Uttarakhand

17

0

29.

West Bengal

30

0

30.

Telangana

168

18

 

Total

5334

227

 

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