Dam Safety Act, 2021 Current Affairs, GK & News

Dam Safety Act, 2021

Parliament on December 8, 2021, passed the Dam Safety Act. It provides for surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of dams, for prevention of dam failure related disaster, and also makes provision for institutional mechanisms to ensure their safe functioning. History of Dam Safety Law The government decided to draft India’s first Dam Safety Law, way ..

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Dam Safety Bill

The Dam Safety Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to inspect, survey, maintain and operate dams in the country. Because mos t of the dams are more than 100 years old. Key Features The bill constitutes two national bodies. They are National Committee on Dam Safety and National Dam Safety Authority. The ..

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India-World Bank project on Dam Safety Program

Government of India, Central Water Commission, government representatives of 10 participating states and World Bank signed a $250 million project on August 4, 2021 for long-term dam safety program. Highlights Project will help in improving the safety and performance of existing dams across different states in India. Agreement for the project was signed by Additional ..

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DRIP-2

The World Bank recently approved 250 million USD to improve performance of existing dams in India and to improve their safety. The funds have been allocated to the DRIP-2, the second Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project. The allocated funds are to be utilised to strengthen 120 dams in the country. What is DRIP? DRIP is ..

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Dam Safety Bill 2019

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Rationale for Introduction of Bill The following reasons have added to governments urge to establish a national authority to tackle the lack of legal and institutional safeguards for managing dams in the country: There are about ..

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The Dam Safety Bill

The Central Government has introduced the Dam Safety Bill in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Currently, there are over 293 dams in our country which are more than 100 years old. The bill aims to look after the safekeeping and maintenance of these dams. What the bill will do? The bill ..

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Dam Safety Bill 2018 introduced in Lok Sabha

The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 has been introduced in Lok Sabha in December, 2018. This bill aims to provide for the surveillance, inspection, operation, and maintenance of specified dams across the country.  The Bill also provides for the institutional mechanism to ensure the safety of the dams. Features of the Dam Safety Bill 2018 The ..

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