CCEA Current Affairs

CCEA approves Revised Cost Estimate of Dam rehabilitation and Improvement Project

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Revised Cost Estimate of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). It has been increased to Rs. 3,466 crore from earlier Rs. 1968 crore. CCEA also gave approval for two-year time extension for project from July 2018 to June 2020.

Revised Funding pattern

Out of total revised cost of  Rs.3,466 crore, Rs.2,628 crore will be funded by World Bank and Rs.747 crore will be funded by DRIP States or Implementing Agencies (IAs) and balance Rs.91 crore will be funded by Central Water Commission (CWC).

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

The project aims to improve safety and operational performance of 198 Dams from seven states (69 from Tamil Nadu), along with institutional strengthening with system wide management approach. It will also improve safety and operational performance of selected existing dams and mitigate risks to ensure safety of downstream population and property.

DRIP objectives

  • Component I: Rehabilitation of Dam and its appurtenant structures.
  • Component II: Institutional Strengthening.
  • Component III: Project Management.

Primary beneficiaries of this project are both urban and rural communities dependent on reservoir and downstream communities, who are prone to risk associated with dam failure or operational failure. The institutional strengthening component of this project will increase effectiveness of Dam Safety Organisations to take the lead to make dams safe from structural and operational point of view through capacity building of staff and officials.

The project envisages comprehensive rehabilitation of 198 existing dam projects located in seven states viz. Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttarakhand (Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited) and Jharkhand (Damodar Valley Corporation).

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018


CCEA approves continuation of Capacity Development Scheme

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved continuation of Capacity Development Scheme for period 2017-18 to 2019-20. It is ongoing Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI).

Capacity Development Scheme

Its objective is to augment infrastructural, technical as well as manpower resources for making available credible and timely official statistics for policy makers and public at large.

Two Sub-schemes under it

  • Economic Census: It includes listing of all non-agricultural establishments is undertaken periodically, which forms the basis for conducting detailed socio-economic surveys. The last (6l) Economic Census was conducted during January 2013 to April 2014. Government is now aiming to conduct this census once every three years in future.
  • Support for Statistical Strengthening (SSS): It seeks to strengthen State and sub-State level statistical systems and infrastructure to facilitate development of robust national system. Under it, funds are released to States and UTs after detailed examination of their proposals.

Major ongoing activities carried out under this scheme

  • Augmenting resources for bringing out important statistical products such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Consumer Price Index (CPI), Index of Industrial Production (IIP), Statistical classifications, etc.
  • Conducting various Socio-Economic surveys, capacity building and strengthening statistical coordination and improving Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
  • Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), a continuous survey to assess quarterly labour data in urban areas and annual labour data for the whole country (urban and rural areas).
  • Three new surveys Time Use Survey (TUS), Annual Survey of Service Sector Enterprises (ASSSE), and Annual Survey of Unincorporated Sector Enterprises (ASUSE) will be also undertaken for better statistical coverage of sectors/areas.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018