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Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project (DRIP) approved

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  • October 30, 2020
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Dam Rehabilitation And Improvement Project (DRIP) approved

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure 

In news

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) Phase II & Phase III with the financial assistance of the World Bank (WB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Key takeaways 

  • Objective: To improve the safety and operational performance of selected dams across the whole country, along with institutional strengthening. 
  • The Scheme envisions comprehensive rehabilitation of 736 existing dams located across India. 
  • The Project will be implemented over a period of 10 years duration in two Phases. 
  • DRIP Phase II & Phase III has following components: (1) Rehabilitation and improvement of dams and associated appurtenances; (2) Dam safety institutional strengthening in participating States and Central agencies; (3) Exploration of alternative incidental means to generate the incidental revenue for sustainable operation and maintenance of dams; (4) Project management.

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