Cab­i­net approves Dam Safety Bill

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THE Union Cab­i­net on Wed­nes­day approved a pro­posal for en­act­ing the Dam Safety Bill 2018, which will help the States and Union Ter­ri­to­ries to adopt uni­form safety pro­ce­dures to en­sure safety of reser­voirs. The Bill also seeks to con­sti­tute a na­tional com­mit­tee on dam safety which shall evolve safety poli­cies and rec­om­mend nec­es­sary reg­u­la­tions, Piyush Goyal told re­porters. There are over 5,200 large dams in In­dia and about 450 are un­der con­struc­tion. In ad­di­tion, there are thou­sands of medium and small dams.

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