Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project - 2 (WB-P170873)

  • India
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Specific Location
18 states such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala,...
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 12, 2020
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Government of India
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  • Hydropower
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 700.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 27, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the proposed project objective is "to improve dam safety and strengthen institutional capacity for enhanced operational performance of selected existing dams in participating states."

"The proposed project would cover 18 States –Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal and two Central agencies (Central Water Commission and BBMB). The States were selected based on their interest in establishing State dam safety programs and their readiness to engage in the project ...."

"The proposed project would comprehensively address State-level dam safety concerns in the participating States (including institutional reforms and modernization, instrumentation, etc.), although the investments in dam rehabilitation will be limited to selected dams in each State. Approximately 300 dams will be taken up for rehabilitation under the project. The dams were preliminarily selected based on multiple criteria following the CWC’s Guidelines for Assessing and Managing Risks Associated with Dams, 2019.

The components of the project will broadly fall into four categories: (i) institutional reform and modernization; (ii) financing arrangements and revenue generation for sustainable dam management; (iii) risk-based management of dam assets; and (iv) rehabilitation of dams and appurtenant structures. Each is discussed in turn."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrower US$ 200 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Chabungbam Rajagopal Singh, Halla Maher Qaddumi
Sr Water Resources Mgmt. Spec.

Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary
Bandana Preyashi, Director (MI)

Implementing Agencies

Government of Andhra Pradesh, Irrigation Department
Rakesh Singh Principal Secretary, psdwrap15@gmail.com

Central Water Commision (CWC)
Pramod Narayan, Director : dir-drip-cwc@nic.in
Saurabh Sharan, Deputy Director: saurabhsharan-cwc@gov.in

Bhakra Beas, Management Board (BBMB)
Mr. Devendra Kumar Sharma, Chairman: cman@bbmb.nic.in

Government of Chhatisgarh, Water Resources Department
Avinash Champawat, Secretary: secy-wrd.cg@gov.in

Government of Goa, Water Resources Department
Sanjay Gihar, Secretary: secpanch-sect.goa@nic.in

Government of Madhya Pradesh, Water Resources Department
M Gopal Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary: pswrd@mp.gov.in

Government of Telangana, Water Resources Department
Vikas Raj, Principal Secretary (I&CAD): secy-irg@telangana.gov.in

Government of Kerala, Water Resource Department
Vishwas Mehta, Additional Chief Secretary: acs.wrd@kerala.gov.in

Government of Meghalaya, Water Resources Department
P Sampath Kumar, Commissioner and Secretary : sampath97@gmail.com

Government of Odisha, Water Resources Department
Pradeep Kumar Jena, Principal Secretary: wrsec.or@nic.in

Government of Bihar, Water Resources Department
Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary: wrd-bih@nic.in

Government of Gujarat, Water Resources Department
M K Jadav, Secretary: secwr@gujarat.gov.in

Government of Maharashtra, Water Resources Department
I S Chahal, Principal Secretary: psecwr.wrd@maharashtra.gov.in

Government of Manipur, Water Resources Department
Jacintsa Lazarus, Secretary: jacintsalazarus@gmail.com

Government of Tamil Nadu, Water Resources Department
S. K. Prabakar, Principal Secretary: pwdsec@tn.gov.in

Ministry of Jal Shakti
T Rajeshwari, Additional Secretary: aswrs-mowr@nic.in

Government of UttarPradesh, Water Resources Department
T VenkateshPrincipal, Secretary: ps.irrup@gmail.com

Government of Punjab, Water Resources Department
Sarvjit Singh, Principal Secretary: irrigation.punjab2018@gmail.com

Government of Rajasthan, Water Resources Department
Navin Mahajan, Secretary: osdwrd@gmail.com

Government of West Bengal, Irrigation & Waterways Department
Naveen Prakash, Additional Chief Secretary: Naveen_prakash1@hotmail.com


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