Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Need-1)

In this article we will discuss Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Need-1)

  • Ageing of Dams:
  • India is the third largest dam owning country. There are 5,745 reservoirs in the country of which 293 are more than 100 years old. There are a number of challenges to the dam safety and some are mainly due to the age of the dams.
  • As the dams become old, their design, hydrology and everything else do not remain at par with the latest understanding and practices.
  • Huge siltation is taking place as a result of which the water holding capacity of dams is getting reduced.

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