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VideoJanuary 23, 2024

India Implements the World’s Largest Dam Rehabilitation Program

In the world’s largest dam rehabilitation program, the World Bank is helping India cope with the increasing impacts of climate change by modernizing over 500 large dams across the country. Using the latest technology, each dam is being modernized and strengthened with tailor-made solutions. All dams are also being provided with an Emergency Action Plan, developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders, including the local community. These plans are shared publicly so that everyone knows what to do in an emergency. In addition, the project is enabling India to create a new pool of dam professionals by developing one of the world's first post graduate courses in dam safety.

00:00 Dams in India and impact of climate change

00:29 Modernization efforts: Largest dam rehabilitation program

00:56 Krishna Raja Sagara Dam: Challenges and upgrades

01:38 Servalar Dam: Challenges and individualized solutions

02:33 Idukki Dam: Challenges and comprehensive safety program

03:17 Preparedness for emergencies and action plans