This guide attempts to summarize the strongest social and environmental standards related to dam building. It discusses options for civil society to use standards in order to advocate for stronger practices to be implemented by government ministries, dam financiers, and dam builders.

National Register of Large Dam (NRLD) is a compilation of the large dams in the country prepared as per information received from the State Government / Authority concerned. The lists of dams have been regrouped as per their location within the territory of a State. The sole purpose of the NRLD is to provide basic information about a dam to any interested party who can then approach the State Government / Authority concerned for further information. At present there are 4845 completed large dams and 347 large dams are under construction in India.

Stalled Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said a Centre-appointed expert panel has suggested additional safety measures in the construction of the stalled Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project by NHPC.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on the suit filed by Tamil Nadu questioning the law passed by Kerala in 2006, constituting the Dam Safety Authority to prevent the State from rai

Questions being raised about possible floods in downstream areas

The level in the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand on Sunday reached 818.50 metres against the permissible mark of 825 metres, Tehri District Magistrate Nitesh Kumar Jha told The Hindu .

KSEB Says The Reservoir Can Hold Water Up To Full Level

Terming the state disaster management authority’s suggestion to lift the shutters of Idukki dam well before the water level in it touches the maximum (2,403ft) as a debatable contention of academic nature, the state government has decided against draining water from the dam which --according to Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) --can hold water up to the full reservoir level of 2,408ft in case of additional surge of water into the dam.

The Supreme Court’s observation that Kerala’s version was not heard before the Empowered Committee (EC) on Mullaperiyar drew its final conclusions has brought cheers to the state.

Through its arguments, the counsel for the state pointed out that the panel which looked into the issue, denied natural justice to the state. “Kerala through the arguments questioned the very basis of the EC report, which certified the Mullaperiyar dam safe.

Kerala on Tuesday submitted before the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that the report of the Empowered Committee (EC) on the safety of Mullaperiyar dam has to be relooked in the light of t

Reservoirs across the State fast filling up; shutters of Neyyar, Moozhiyar dams opened

This guide by International Rivers explains the sanctioning of dams in India and points to vital issues of public interest including poor and inadequate policies, lack of consultation with affected communities and the disastrous environmental consequences.