Karnataka Water Resources Department

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) originally envisaged the rehabilitation and improvement of about 223 dams within four states - namely, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu - with provision for taking up some more dams in other states; the actual numbers may vary owing to the addition / deletion of dams during implementation (click current status).

DRIP has a provision of Rs. 480.24 crore as unallocated component for the new States / Implementing Agencies who may join the project at a later date. The Karnataka Water Resources Department has shown interest for participation in DRIP utilizing unallocated component, and their inclusion in DRIP has come into effect since November 2014.

Karnataka has 230 large dams; Karnataka Water Resources Department (KaWRD) joined DRIP and proposed rehabilitation of 22 dams {belonging to Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd (KBJNL), Karnatak Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (KNNL), Cauveri Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (CNNL)}. Restoration of these dams along with activities of Institutional Strengthening and Project Management in KaWRD is revised estimated to cost Rs. 581 Crore. The number of dams under DRIP and financial outlay may vary during implementation (click current status).

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