India: Urban Water Supply and Environmental Improvement in Madhya Pradesh Project
This urban water supply and environmental improvement project in Madhya Pradesh was to address deficiencies in basic urban services in six urban centers—Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ratlam, and Ujjain . The six cities included in this project were reduced to four when Ujjain and Ratlam withdrew. The anticipated direct social benefits were sustained improvements in water supply, sanitation, and SWM within the project cities. The indirect benefits were to accrue through improved living conditions, healthier living environments, and the prospect of improved health status of the population. The project also aimed to assist participating cities in undertaking participatory planning exercises that will meet the needs of the urban poor. Two community-level funds were provided to support the integrated upgrading of poor settlements for improved water supply, sanitation, drainage, and social services.
This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.