UN REPORT ON MULLAPERIYAR DAM

What is the News? United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has released a report titled “Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk”. The report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on the ageing of large dams. According to the report, four Asian countries – China, Japan, India and… Continue reading UN REPORT ON MULLAPERIYAR DAM

Rajya Sabha Passes The Landmark ‘Dam Safety Bill (2019)’

What is the News? Rajya Sabha has passed the landmark Dam Safety Bill (2019) paving the way for the enactment of the Dam Safety Act in the country. What is the need for the Dam Safety Bill? India is the 3rd largest dam-owning nation in the world after China and USA. There are around 5,700… Continue reading Rajya Sabha Passes The Landmark ‘Dam Safety Bill (2019)’

Government signs US$ 250 Million Loan Agreement for Second phase of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP)

SOURCE : PIB What Is The News? In order to enhance water security in the country and support sustainable development, the Government of India today signed a $250 million loan agreement with World Bank for the Second Phase of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP Phase II) to make existing dams and communities safe and… Continue reading Government signs US$ 250 Million Loan Agreement for Second phase of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP)