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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

State Dam Safety Organization (SDSO)

  • CWC has encouraged the formation of DSOs at State level. 18 States and four dam owing organizations – namely, NHPC, BBMB, DVC and Kerala State Electricity Board – have also created their own DSOs

  • Despite such large number of DSOs in the country, the state-of-affairs of dam safety in the country is not up to the mark.

  • No uniformity in the administrative set-up or functions of these DSOs.

  • Although some states have gone in a systematic way to evolve appropriate machinery to safe guard their dams, but in most cases, the DSOs have skeletal staff and somewhat undefined roles.

  • In majority cases, the role of DSO is restricted to advisory capacity, with little scope for proactive intervention in dam safety and rehabilitation measures.

The details of states having their own dam safety organisation/cells with functionaries and their contact details is tabulated as under:-

Sl.No. State Name(Shri)/Designation Office Mobile E-mail
1 Andhra Pradesh K. Srinivas, Chief Engineer, CDO 040-24602456 7331177002 cecdoap@gmail.com
2 Telangana Narender Reddy, Chief Engineer, CDO 040-23390777 7730011110 cecdotg@gmail.com
3 Bihar RampukarRanjan, Engineer-in-Chief (Central Designs), WR Department, 0612-2251313 9470888563 ranjanrampukar@gmail.com, centraldesign.wrd@gmail.com
4 Chhattisgarh H.R. Kutare, Engineer-in-Chief, WRD 0771-2331350 9926480284 enc@cgwrd.in
5 Gujarat K.A. Keshvani, Chief Engineer & Director, GERI, 0265 -2314284 9825593515 directorgeri@gmail.com
6 Jharkhand Ashok Ram, Chief Engineer (Design, Master Planning & Hydrology) 088-77293409 9430384524 cedesign-wrd-jhr@nic.in
7 Karnataka Chikkarayappa T N, Director (Chief Engineer), Karnataka Engineering Research Station, 08236 - 257223 9483470181 kerskrsdir@yahoo.co.in
8 Kerala (Irrigation) Shri Terrance Antony, Chief Engineer (I&D) Irrigation Projects Design & Research Board, 0471 - 2784002/2784001 9447780159 idrbtvm@gmail.comchiefengineerisw@gmail.com
9 Kerala (KSEB) Anil Kumar R.,Chief Engineer (Dam Safety) & DRIP 0471-2448972 9496018719 cedamsafety@kseb.in
10 Madhya Pradesh Bharat Gosavi 0755-2558790 9425373817 eincbodhi@gmail.com, sdso­­_bhopal@yahoo.co.in
11 Maharashtra AtulKapole, D.S. 022 - 22027895 9960223696 psecwr.wrd@maharashttra.gov.in, dowri.wrd@maharashtra.gov.in
12 Odisha BibhutiBhushan Panda, Chief Engineer (Dam Safety), 0674-2531935/ 0674-2391982 9437053950 cedamsafety.odisha@gmail.com
13 Punjab Pushpinder Paul Garg, Chief Engineer, Kandi Area Development 0172 - 2549176 987884994 cekadirrigation@gmail.com
14 Rajasthan M.R. Doodi, Chief Engineer, WRD 0141-2227042 9414073903 ce.wr@rajasthan..gov.in
15 Tamil Nadu T. Asokan, Chief Engineer (O&M), 044 - 28517261 9443850350 tndamsafety@gmail.com, ceomwro@gmail.com
16 Uttarakhand D.K. Pachori,Chief Engineer ((Kumaoun), Irrigation Department 05946-221028   cekirrigation@gmail.com
17 Uttar Pradesh Shri C.K. Jain, Chief Engineer (Designs) 0522-2443834 / 0522-2421309 9005483427  
18 West Bengal M.P. Ghosh, Chief Engineer (D&R),Irrigation & Waterways Department 033-23346332 9674132641 ce-dr@wbiwd.gov.in, mpghosh99@yahoo.in
19 Himachal Pradesh J.D. Sharma, Chief Engineer, (Head of the Authority), Dte. of Energy 0177-2673212 9418065758 ceenergy09@gmail.com, gdsharma07@yahoo.com
20 Meghalaya Shri M. Lyngdoh Chief Engineer(C), Maintenance & Small Hydro 0364-2591406, 0364-2590262 9436108250 Chiefengineer.msh-meg@gmail.com