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3,500 dams that are 30 to 40 years old are dangerous for the world: U.N.

(PTI) New York, Ta. 23
The United Nations released a report on construction on water. It claimed that 3,500 dams in the world, which are more than 50 years old, pose a serious threat to millions of people. By 202, 1112 dams in India alone would be over 50 years old.
According to a UN report, by 205, 3,500 dams were built between 120 and 150 in the world. According to him, the life span of these dams is 60 to 70 years. This means that about 4,500 dams in the world are at least 60 years old and most are 60 years old. This dam is endangering the lives of millions of people around the world.
According to the report, 4% of the world’s old dams are in four Asian countries. China, India, Japan and South Korea have the largest number of dams 30 years or older. According to the report, in these four countries alone, there are 4,612 dams that have reached the age of 50 or will reach 70 years in one or two years.
The report issued a special warning for India. According to the United Nations, there are 1112 dams in India that will be 50 years old or more by 203. There are 30 dams in the country, which will be 60 years old by 2020 and 2 big dams will be 150 years old by 2020. According to the report, 4 lakh people are in danger in India today.
This is not the only situation in India. The situation is similar in most countries. In the United States, 30.30 dams are on average 6 years old. However, the United States has removed 12 dams that have become obsolete in the last 20 years. In 2015 alone, the US demolished 20 dangerous dams.
According to the report, 4% of the world’s oldest and largest dams are in the top 5 countries in the world. These include the United States, Japan, China, India, France, Britain, Russia, South Korea and Germany.

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