- Dam Failures:
- In the absence of a proper dam safety institutional framework, shortcomings of varying degrees may get ingrained in the investigation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of dams. Such shortcomings lead to serious incidents and sometimes dam failure.
- Beginning with the failure of the Tigra dam (Madhya Pradesh) in 1917, about 40 large dams are reported to have failed so far. The most recent case of failure of the Annamayya dam (Andhra Pradesh) in November 2021 is reported to have led to the death of 20 people.
- Collectively, these failures have caused thousands of deaths and economic losses of mammoth proportions.
Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Need-4)
In this article we will discuss Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Need-4)