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VideoJanuary 11, 2024

Dams Rehabilitation and Crisis Preparedness: India's World Bank-Supported Initiative

Dams provide critical infrastructure for power generation, flood moderation, and water supply for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use. Strengthening their structural safety and operational management will help in building better resilience to handle the effects of climate change.

India, in response to these challenges, has taken a proactive approach to dam safety, backed by the World Bank. This commitment is evident through the implementation of the world's largest rehabilitation program. The initiative promotes seamless coordination among agencies and empowers downstream communities through comprehensive training and advanced early warning systems. 

Explore the intricacies of individually tailored Emergency Action Plans, which meticulously outline roles and responsibilities during crises like floods and earthquakes. Moreover, how local communities play a vital role, sharing essential knowledge for an effective disaster response.