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

Sovereign Project | 43253-023 Status: Active


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Project Name Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 1
Project Number 43253-023
Country India
Project Status Active
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
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project became effective on 13 July 2015. As such, it is too early to assess progress toward outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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
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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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lance Gore
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited
4th Floor, Coffee Board Building, No. 1, Dr. B R. Ambedkar Beedhi, Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 24 Jul 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Jan 2016

Loan 3172-IND

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 17.71 0.00 57%
Counterpart 17.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Oct 2014 1.14 0.00 4%

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