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TIN - Dam Safety Bill, 2018 | UPSC Mains Answer Writing 2019 on Dams | Prelims 2019
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Aman Sharma (ECE) , M.A(Sociology) YouTube - STUDY IAS Newspaper Analyst | Motivational Speaker Knowledge, like air, is vital to life.

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Siddharth Gupta
a year ago
Sure. Soon I will be preparing courses on gate syllabus
Maneet kaur
a year ago
okay ty sir
sir, plz provide notes for d introduction of this answer which u said verbally
Aman Sharma
a year ago
sure, i will do that from next video
S M Koley
a year ago
thank u sir
thank you sir...but kya ap please tore hindi word jyada use krege.. explain karate time...please
Aman Sharma
a year ago
sure i will definitely do that !!!
Pooja kumari
a year ago
thank you sir
  1. TOPIC IN NEWS unacademy Dam Safety Bill, 2018 AMAN SHARMA

  2. TOPIC IN NEWS Aman Sharma VVERIFIED Follow (ECE), M.A(Sociology) The STUDY IAS guy. Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY URRENT AFFAIRS MAY 2018 SCIENCE &TECHNOLDY unacademy By Aman Sharma G (Hindi) May 2018- Science and Technology Current Affairs for... By Aman Sharma Current Affairs Revision for Prelims 2018 By Aman Sharma (Hindi) Crash Course: Science & Technology Current Affairs... AMAN SHARMA

  3. TOPIC IN NEWS unacademy Dam Safety Bill, 2018 AMAN SHARMA


  5. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS The objective of this Bill is to help develop uniform, countrywide procedures for ensuring the safety of dams. Over the last fifty years, India has invested substantially in dams and related infrastructures, and ranks third after USA and China in the number of large dams. 5254 large dams are in operation in the countrycurrently and another 447 are under construction.In addition to this, there are thousands of medium and small dams. v While dams have played a key role in fostering rapid and sustained agricultural growth and development in India, therehas been a long felt need for a uniform law and administrative structure in the country for ensuring dam safety. The Central Water Commission, through the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS), Central Dam Safety Organization (CDSO) and State Dam Safety Organizations (SDSO) has been making constant endeavours in this direction, but these organizationsdo not have any statutory powers and are only advisory in nature. AMAN SHARMA

  6. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS This can be a matter of concern, especially since about 75 percent of the large dams in India are more than 25 years old and about 164 dams are more than 100 years old...A badly maintained, unsafe dam can be a hazard to human life, flora and fauna, public and private assets and the environment. India has had 36 dam failures in the past - 11 in Rajasthan, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Gujarat, 4 in Maharashtra, 2 in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu and Odisha. The provisions of the Dam Safety Bill 2018 will empower the dam safety institutional set-ups in both the Centre and States and will also help in standardizing and improving dam safety practices across the country. The Dam Safety Bill, 2018 addresses all issues concerning dam safety including regular inspection of dams, Emergency Action Plan, comprehensive dam safety review, adequate repair and maintenance funds for dam safety, Instrumentation and Safety Manuals. It lays the onus of dam safety on the dam owner and provides for penal provisions for commission and omission of certain acts. AMAN SHARMA

  7. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK The institutional framework for dam safety as provided under the dam safety bill 2018 includes the following: National Committee on Dam Safety(NCDS The Bill provides for constitution of a National Committee on Dam Safety which shall evolve dam safety policies and recommend necessary regulations as may be required for the purpose. AMAN SHARMA

  8. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA The Bill provides for establishment of National Dam Safety Authority as a regulatory body which shall discharge functions to implement the policy, guidelines and standards for dam safety in the country. . It shall maintain liaison with the State Dam Safety Organisations and the owners of dams for standardisation of dam safety related data and practices; It shall provide the technical and managerial assistance to the States and State Dam Safety Organisations; .It shall maintain a national level data-base of all dams in the country and the records of major dam failures; It shall examine the cause of any major dam failure; It shall publish and update the standard guidelines and check-lists for the routine inspection and detailed investigations of dams and appurtenances; investigation, design or construction of new dams; or between the State Dam Safety Organisation of a State and the owner of a dam in that State, for proper It shall accord recognition or accreditations to the organisations that can be entrusted with the works of It will also look into unresolved points of issue between the State Dam Safety Organisation of two states, solution; .Further, in certain cases, such as dams of one State falling under the territory of another State, the National Authority shall also perform the role of State Dam Safety Organization thereby eliminating potential causes for inter-state conflicts. AMAN SHARMA

  9. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS State Committee on Dam Safety (SCDS) The Bill provides for constitution of a State Committee on Dam Safety by State Government. It will ensure proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all specified dams in that State and ensure their safe functioning. It further provides that every State shall establish a "State Dam Safety Organisation", which will be manned by officers from the field dam safety preferably from the areas of dam-designs, hydro-mechanical engineering, hydrology, geo-technical investigation, instrumentation and dam-rehabilitation. State Dam Safety Organization (SDSO The Bill provides that every state having specified number of dams will establish a State Dam Safety Organization which will be manned by officials with sufficient experience in the field of dam safety. AMAN SHARMA

  10. Dam Safety Bill, 2018 TOPIC IN NEWS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS The Bill lays down that all specified dams will fall under jurisdiction of the SDSO of the State in which the dam is situated; For specified dams owned by CPSUs or where a dam is extended in two or more states or where a dam owned by one state is situated in other state, NDSA shall be construed as SDSO For all dams under their jurisdiction, the State Dam Safety Organizations will be required to .Keep perpetual surveillance Carry out inspections; and Monitor the operation and maintenance. make such investigations & gather such data as may be required. classify each dam as per vulnerability and hazard classification criteria laid down by NCDS Maintain a Log Book/ Data-base recording activities of surveillance/ inspection and important events. maintain records of major dam incidents. render its advice to the concerned dam owner on the safety or remedial measures. AMAN SHARMA