Published On: Fri, Sep 1st, 2017

NIT-Calicut NIT-Rourkela to help Capacity Building in Dam Safety Areas

NIT-Calicut NIT-Rourkela to help Capacity Building in Dam Safety Areas. Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed MoUs with NIT Calicut and NIT Rourkela to support dam rehabilitation efforts of various implementing agencies and CWC.

NIT-Calicut NIT-Rourkela to help Capacity Building in Dam Safety Areas. Selected premier academic and research institutes have been taken on board by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for capacity building in the areas of dam safety through World Bank assisted Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). The scope of work includes strengthening the testing laboratories, enhancing analytical capabilities, exposure visits to best global institutions and on ground exposure to dam safety concerns to the faculty of these institutions. Earlier in January 2017, CWC had signed MoUs with IIT Madras and IISc Bengaluru and Ministry is supporting these institutes for the procurement of specified equipment and software for enhancing their testing and modelling capabilities.

DRIP is assisting rehabilitation of 225 dams in seven States experiencing different levels of distress. The owners of these dams require technical support for the investigation of dam conditions and supporting rehabilitation efforts. Hence the Central Government has decided to enhance the capability of selected premier academic institutes in dam safety areas so that they can carry out field investigations and material testing, and provide training and consulting services to the dam owners in their dam rehabilitation efforts.

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