Report of the Committee comprising of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Additional PCCF, Telangana State Pollution Control Board and representatives of District Collector, Khammam in the matter of Original Application No. 110/2019 (PB) in compliance to National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders dated February 20, 2020.

The safety of the dams is the prime responsibility of the state governments and the dam owners and the Dam Safety Bill 2019 proposes an institutional framework and provisions for prevention of dam failure related disaster through proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of dams in India.

A bill which seeks to provide uniform safety procedures for specified dams in the country was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 July, 2019. The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat who said that 92 per cent of the dams in the country were inter-state and there was need for such a legislation.

It is set to be reintroduced in Parliament after several unsuccessful bids to clear it

Safety of the dams is a very imperative aspect which has to be given priority on an incessant basis for safeguarding the massive national investment and the benefits derived by the nation from the projects.

Brazilian Senate committees on Wednesday passed a bill to tighten dam safety in the country, after a mining dam owned by Vale SA burst and killed an estimated 300 people in the town of Brumadinho.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala water authority (KWA), which was all set to call tenders for Neyyar water supply scheme, is revising the project incorporating the suggestions made by Kerala dam safe

Climate change-driven events like Kerala floods underline need for greater focus on environment.

The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 that aims to provide a robust legal and institutional framework under Central and state governments for the safety of dams, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 12th December, 2018 amid protests by opposition and Shiv Sena members.

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