RESERVOIRS IN WESTERN GHAT

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பதிவு செய்த நாள் 25-Jan-2020

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI,

DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4131

ANSWERED ON 12.12.2019

RESERVOIRS IN WESTERN GHAT

Question

4131. SHRI RAVIKUMAR D.

Will the Minister of JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:

(a) whether reservoirs situated in the western Ghats are prone to tremors;

(b) if so, whether the Government has any reliable data in this regard; and

(c) if so, the measures taken by the Government to avoid the danger?

Answer

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI & SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

(SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)

(a) to (c) Western Ghats region falls in Zone II,III & IV on the seismic zoning map of India given by

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Dams/reservoirs are designed taking into account the seismic

coefficients as prescribed in the BIS code. Dams/ reservoirs including those in the Western Ghats are

designed taking into account site specific seismic design parameters and approved by National Committee

on Seismic Design Parameters (NCSDP). Instrumental monitoring of local seismicity around major

reservoirs including those along Western Ghats is being continuously done by respective dam authorities.