Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP)

Aims to improve safety and operational performance of dams.
  • DRIP is a state sector scheme with central component to improve safety and operational performance of selected dams, along with institutional strengthening with system wide management approach.
  • The project was launched in 2012 by Central Water Commission (CWC) under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation with assistance from World Bank.
  • Originally the scheme was scheduled for six years with closure in June 2018 with total original cost of Rs. 2100 crore.
  • Scheme has now been extended till June 2020 with total cost of Rs 3466 crore.
Objectives of DRIP:
  • Rehabilitation of old dams in country experiencing distress and are in need of attention for ensuring their structural safety and operational efficiency.
  • Strengthening institutional capacity and project management in this area.
  • Bring greater awareness on dam safety issues and finding novel solutions to address them by pooling best knowledge, technologies and experience available around world.


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