Cupboard Nod to Programme for Sustaining, Bettering 736 Dams

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JAl Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (Image: ANI)

JAl Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. (Picture: ANI)

Offering particulars, he stated the primary part of the programme was launched in 2012. It resulted in 2020 beneath which 223 dams in seven states had been included. Eighty per cent of the quantity beneath the plan shall be funded by the World Financial institution and one other organisation.

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New Delhi: The Union Cupboard on Thursday authorised a mission to make sure upkeep and enchancment of 736 dams in 19 states within the subsequent 10 years. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat informed reporters at a cupboard briefing right here that the dam rehabilitation and enchancment programme phases two and three shall be accomplished beneath a 10-year plan at a complete price of Rs 10,211 crore.

Offering particulars, he stated the primary part of the programme was launched in 2012. It resulted in 2020 beneath which 223 dams in seven states had been included. Eighty per cent of the quantity beneath the plan shall be funded by the World Financial institution and one other organisation. Requested which dams shall be taken up first for rehabilitation, upkeep and enchancment, he stated because the possession of the dams is with the states, they may prioritise and ship their proposals.

The plan additionally includes reenforcement, reconstruction and capability constructing of present dams. A separate programme for the coaching of officers on this regard is already on.

Throughout the Cupboard assembly, the prime minister additionally authorised a proposal for spending 4 per cent of the full quantity of the mission for constructing tourism-based actions, together with water tourism on the present dams. India is third on the earth after China and the US to have large dams.

India has a complete of 5,334 large dams and 411 dams are beneath building. Eighty per cent of the prevailing dams are greater than 25 years previous with some 100-year-old dams additionally practical, which require severe upkeep, reenforcement and capability constructing as they had been constructed utilizing older know-how.