Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 09 Aug 2011

Project Name Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Sector Project
Country India
Project/Program Number 37056-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
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Sector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Subsector Irrigation, Drainage, and Flood Protection
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance4216ATF - United Kingdom900

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The project goals are to reduce poverty by raising rural incomes and to promote sustainable management of water and land resources. The purposes are to improve water resources infrastructure and management, and to enhance farm productivity, in selected river basins and small/medium-scale surface water and tank systems with strong, demand-driven stakeholder involvement and by ensuring long-run O&M sustainability. The project's components and outputs are (i) development of water user associations (WUAs); (ii) completion and/or improvement of infrastructure; (iii) agricultural extension; and (iv) capacity building of local sector institutions.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 15
Consulting Services
The proposed PPTA will have four components to support preparation of a project: (i) Core Sub-projects Preparation and Infrastructure Rehabilitation for large minor irrigation schemes.(ii) Institutional assessment, reform, and defining a capacity development and management restructuring programs for water users association and the Water Resources Department, (iii) Strengthening agricultural support services to support crop diversification and improved yields, (vi) Strengthening IWRM capacity and institutional framework. A vital objective of the PPTA and project is to develop a participatory implementation methodology that combines the physical system enhancements with institutional strengthening and improved cropping to provide models of best practice. This will be combined with improved sector-wide management procedures, capacity, and systems for the irrigation sector. ADB will recruit a firm for this PPTA that will require approximately 22 months of international specialists and 40 months of local specialists. The following area of expertise will be required: irrigation engineer, on-farm water management expert, geotechnical engineer, hydrologist, agronomist/crop diversification expert, project economist, fisheries expert, environmental expert, social assessment expert, gender expert, information education and awareness expert, water resources management expert, and WUA specialist.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 28 Jan 2003
Fact-finding 11 Jul 2003 to 29 Jul 2003
Management Review Meeting
Approval 13 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4216 13 Nov 2003 20 Nov 2003 20 Nov 2003 30 Jun 2004 30 Jun 2005


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 4216 900 900 874 26 874 26

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Thomas Robert Panella (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Water Resource Department
Mr. R.S.K. Sarkar, Superintending Engineer


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