Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project
Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) aims to improve the safety and efficiency of existing dams and associated appurtenances in a sustainable manner. Initiated in 2012, the project also seeks to strengthen the dam safety institutional set up and promote sustainable operations and maintenance of dams.
The Central Government had approved Phase II and III of DRIP last year. It aims to rehabilitate 736 existing dams located across the country and complement the Dam Safety Bill, 2019. Under this project, 250 million USD agreement was inked recently between the Indian Government, Central Water Commission, the World Bank and 10 participating states to improve the safety of 120 dams in the country.