Project Name Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector
Project Number 29236-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The long-term development objectives are to: (i) enhance agricultural productivity and production in Terai; (ii) reduce poverty by providing incomes and employment; (iii) support an effective institutional framework for increased and effective use of groundwater irrigation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nepal
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An estimated 336 person-months of consulting services consisting of about 56 person-months of international consultants and 28 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. The consultants will develop processes and strategies for strengthening the capacity of Department of Irrigation, Nepal Rastra Bank, Department of Agriculture and participating financial institutions to provide their services to water users' groups and associations, and assist the Project Management Unit in project management and supervision. It is expected that the international and domestic consultants will be recruited by CIDA from suitably qualified consulting firms.
Procurement Farmers will procure drilling services and pumps directly from private suppliers using direct purchase procedures. Civil works will be small, simple, labor-intensive and dispersed widely in the Project area and therefore, they will be carried out following local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank. Simple concrete and earth works costing less than $2,500 may be carried out by water users associations. Equipment and service vehicles will be procured through international shopping procedures and in cases where the costs are less than $50,000, through direct purchase procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Irrigation, Kathmandu
Moti Bahadur Kunwar
Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Kathmand, Nepal
Concept Clearance 17 Nov 1994
Fact Finding 12 May 1997 to 30 May 1997
MRM 30 Jun 1997
Approval 26 Feb 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 11 Dec 2006

This project data sheet was generated from on 25 November 2015