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India’s ageing dams pose a safety risk, nation must conduct reviews: Study

India has 4,407 large dams of which more than 1,000 would be 50 years or older by 2025, a new study has shown. Older dams pose greater safety risks, cost higher in terms of maintenance and have declining functionality due to sedimentation, stated a study by the Canada-based United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, released in January. Climate change is also likely to accelerate the ageing of dams, it said. India must conduct a cost-benefit analysis of its ageing...
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