International Centre of Excellence for Dams (ICED)

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    • The Central Water Commission signs an agreement with IIT Roorkee for the development of an international centre of excellence for dams under the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project.

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    • ICED, Roorkee will provide specialized technical support services to the Indian and overseas dam owners
    • It will also carry out applied research, education, and technology transfer in dam safety management at local, regional, national, and international levels.

    Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

    • It was launched by the Central Water Commission (CWC) with assistance from the World Bank in 2012 to improve the safety and operational performance of existing dams in a sustainable manner.
    • It aims to bridge the funding gap and provide urgent finance to States for the repair and maintenance of Dams
    • Water Resources Departments and State Electricity Boards in the participating States and Central Water Commission at Central Level are the implementing agencies.

    Source: PIB