India: Capacity Building & Livelihood Enhancement of Poor Water Users

Sovereign Project | 42338-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Capacity Building & Livelihood Enhancement of Poor Water Users
Project Number 42338-012
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9134-IND: Capacity Building & Livelihood Enhancement of Poor Water Users
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project was extended until 31 March 2017 to ensure completion of activities and achievement of targets.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 192 common interest groups (CIGs) comprised of vulnerable people residing in the Gohira, Sunei and Taladanda subproject areas have been established and registered. The CIG activity plans are being implemented.
Geographical Location Orissa, India

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement No resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples are direct participants and beneficiaries of the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

A participatory process was used during the project preparatory stage and consultations, collaborative decision making and empowerment exercises were carried out with women, the landless, scheduled tribe, and other vulnerable groups in the subproject area using participatory rural appraisal (PRA) techniques. An inventory of local needs was prepared, encompassing problems/constraints related to: (i) water resources in relation to domestic agriculture, fisheries, environment, and other uses; (ii) possible solutions to resolve the constraints identified; and (iii) implications of solutions for poverty reduction. The role of service providers, people's willingness to contribute to operations and maintenance (O&M), and the scope of enhancing impacts of water interventions with others such as micro credit and extension services were also discussed. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) were engaged to facilitate this process. The project preparatory technical assistance (Pani Panchayat TA) identified the future course of action and mechanisms to institutionalize community participation.

The community expectations of the benefits and impacts of the Program are: (i) increased agriculture and fish production, (ii) more opportunities for disadvantaged groups to become involved in farming and non farming activities, and (iii) increased income opportunities. All women interviewed expected to benefit mainly by employment and income generation through improved post harvest work, livestock and fish production, farm and homestead production, cottage industries, improved water supply and sanitation services, and access to credit.

During Project Implementation The JFPR project fully involves rural poor people, particularly disadvantaged people of scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, and women. The project will introduce a participatory budget allocation, transparent budget expenditure, and beneficiary scorecard systems under a public audit approach to ensure the effective involvement of the beneficiaries in deciding how the project budget will be allocated and to monitor how the project has spent the allocated budget. At the same time, there will be participatory performance monitoring to oversee the implementation of delivery of quality training and skills programs, delivery of funds (livelihood support and income generation fund), and supply of equipment (agricultural tools and micro irrigation facilities). For this purpose community scorecards will be used to assess the quality of the services. The participatory systems will ensure public accounting and increased transparency of financial management by the lead NGO and grassroots CBOs/NGOs. They will make available project financial data and expenditures on public notice boards and through the media.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A Project Coordinator and a Livelihood Development Specialist will be recruited by ADB as individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the use of Consultants.
Procurement Procurement of goods and related services will be conducted in accordance with ADB' Procurement Guidelines

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rajesh Yadav
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Water Resources, Gov't of Odisha
Mr Nanada Kumar Mohapatra
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India


Concept Clearance 20 Aug 2008
Fact Finding 11 Sep 2007 to 27 Sep 2007
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 10 May 2016

Grant 9134-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jun 2009 17 Jul 2009 17 Jul 2009 17 Jul 2012 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Jun 2009 0.00 1.42 71%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 19 Jun 2009 0.00 1.30 65%

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