India: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 1

Sovereign Project | 43253-023

Summary

ADB and the Government of India are working together to bring improved water and irrigation services to farmers in Karnataka state. The Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program is helping people in the state manage the water in river basins so that it can be shared equally among the various users minimizing impacts to the environment. This is being done under the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), which is recognized by many countries around the world as a model for establishing good water practices. The program will help government agencies and beneficiary communities adopt internationally accepted principles for managing the water in river basins. It will have a particular focus on including women in trainee programs and in management positions of community water associations.

Latest Project Documents

Consulting Notices

See also: CMS

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Notices

See also: Operational Procurement

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Documents


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Project Name Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 1
Project Number 43253-023
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3172-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 31.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description ADB and the Government of India are working together to bring improved water and irrigation services to farmers in Karnataka state. The Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program is helping people in the state manage the water in river basins so that it can be shared equally among the various users minimizing impacts to the environment. This is being done under the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), which is recognized by many countries around the world as a model for establishing good water practices. The program will help government agencies and beneficiary communities adopt internationally accepted principles for managing the water in river basins. It will have a particular focus on including women in trainee programs and in management positions of community water associations. The objective of the program is to establish a system where water is managed efficiently and shared equally among communities, farmers and industries over the long-term.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Karnataka state in India has a thriving information technology industry and a relatively small agriculture sector. Despite that, farming jobs are the number one source of employment in the state with more than half the population employed in agriculture. While millions of people in Karnataka rely on agriculture, the supply of water that farmers need to thrive is diminishing. The booming cities and rapidly growing industries are using an increasingly large amount of the state's water and leaving farms dry. Frequent droughts and the impact of climate change are expected to make the situation worse. Currently, more than 80 percent of the state's water is used to irrigate farms but the system is inefficient, much of the water is wasted and many agricultural areas that need irrigation are left without. Poor infrastructure, such as antiquated water control structures, and faulty maintenance contribute to the problem. The use of water-saving crops and practices by farmers is also limited. The Government of India has recognized that greater efficiency is needed in order for the state to make the most of the water it has for farmers, factories, private users and others.

Strategic Context, Link to Government, and ADB Strategies. The medium-term plan of the state of Karnataka emphasizes greater visibility of agriculture and allied activities to increase rural incomes, and achieve a sustainable and orderly process of industrialization and urbanization for poverty reduction and sustained human development. The water policy of 2002 of the state aims for holistic water resources planning, development, and management to be undertaken for each hydrological unit. The National Water Mission, 2011; National Water Policy, 2012; and the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2012 to 2017 all support the requirement for integrated planning of water resources across various users.

The investment program is consistent with ADBs Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 and country partnership strategy, 2013 to 2017 for India by reinforcing core areas of operations, like infrastructure development for water resources management, investing in irrigation infrastructure to enhance value addition in agriculture, and developing measures to increase water use efficiency. The investment program is also in accordance with the ADB Water Operational Plan, 2011 to 2020. It will improve water governance by embedding IWRM as an adaptive management process, including for climate change adaptation; and improve water use efficiency to increase availability for competing uses.

The state has a number of enabling factors to adopt an IWRM approach, including (i) recognition of the scarcity of, and threats to, water resources; (ii) progressive policy statements; (iii) major investments in water resources infrastructure; (iv) technical capacity; and (v) a progressive outlook, as exemplified by semi-independent institutions of the state WRD like the irrigation corporations or nigams, command area development authorities (CADAs), and the Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management (AC-IWRM).

Improvements in urban water management will be addressed under a separate ADB-financed investment program. The two investment programs will be closely coordinated through the AC-IWRM.

Impact integrated water resources management in selected river basins in Karnataka successfully implemented.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome river basin plan for Krishna-8 (K-8) subbasin successfully implemented.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State and basin institutions strengthened for IWRM.

Irrigation system infrastructure and management modernized

Project and management systems operational

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project 1 is categorized B for environment in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). It comprises canal modernization for the Gondi medium irrigation subproject and installation of flow measurement devices within the subbasin. An initial environmental examination has been prepared for project 1. An environmental assessment and review framework has also been developed for the MFF to guide subsequent subprojects and development interventions. Consultations were undertaken with affected stakeholders, and the existing grievance redress mechanism of the state will be adopted.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 1 is categorized C for involuntary resettlement. This is because the project involves modernization of an existing canal system within the existing right-of-way, and the WRD already owns the right-of-way of 5 meters alongside the canals for facilitating maintenance works and for access. No land acquisition or other losses will result in involuntary resettlement under project 1. A resettlement framework has been prepared for the entire MFF pursuant to the Safeguard Policy Statement, and it will be followed for the subsequent projects.
Indigenous Peoples Project 1 is categorized C for the indigenous peoples safeguard. There are no indigenous peoples, as defined by the Safeguard Policy Statement, in any of the areas of project 1 or subsequent projects under the investment program. As subsequent projects would also be categorized C, an indigenous peoples planning framework has not been prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB initiated a consultation process as an opportunity to get information, as well as to learn about the local context in which a project will take place, to raise issues and concerns, ask questions, and potentially help shape the project by making suggestions for the ADB to consider and respond to. Further, participation and consultation (P&C) process was undertaken to help increase the level of support for the Project and related activities from a range of stakeholders, to speed up processing and reduce challenges during implementation. P&C is also expected to improve the effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability of development activities in the long run.
During Project Implementation

The participation and consultations (P&C) process is aimed at informing the stakeholders of the project plans and activities. Consultations and communication will be a continuous agenda and an integral part of the project. To ensure this, the Program Communication Plan will be an instrument to carry forward the P&C process.

The Program Communication Plan covers a range of communication needs of the project. First, it delineates the stakeholder consultation process to be adopted by project management to facilitate awareness and participation for effective project implementation and safeguards. Second, it addresses the need to introduce and explain the project to a wide range of audiences who can influence and affect an enabling environment for the project. Finally, it also informs the general public in the State and outside about the IWRM-based water management actions being initiated by the government to elicit their support, knowledge and participation.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will provide technical support for program implementation. The three main consulting services packages will be for the (i) project support consultants (PSCs), (ii) integrated water resources management (IWRM), and (iii) services for monitoring and evaluation (including environmental and effects monitoring). Firms will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method.
Procurement All procurement of works and equipment will be undertaken in accordance with ADBs Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time), while recruitment of consultants and other services will be undertaken in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Civil works include modernization of irrigation infrastructures on the Gondi subproject. Small community works are planned to be undertaken with water user cooperative societies associated with the minor canal and community area development works.
Responsible ADB Officer Nishanthi Manjula Amerasinghe
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Karnataka Neeravari Nigam LimitedPDADB.KNNL@GMAIL.COM4th Floor, Coffee Board Building,
No. 1, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 24 Jul 2013
Approval 17 Oct 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Jul 2015

Loan 3172-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Oct 2014 07 May 2015 13 Jul 2015 31 Mar 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 48.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 31.00 17 Oct 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 17.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Oct 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

No documents found.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

No documents found.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.