|Project Name||Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector|
|Type of ADB Assistance / Amount||
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture and Natural Resources - Irrigation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||ADB Disclosure|
|Description||The long-term development objectives are to: (i) enhance agricultural productivity and production in Terai; (ii) reduce poverty by providing incomes and employment; (iii) support an effective institutional framework for increased and effective use of groundwater irrigation.|
|Objectives and Scope|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||With high incidenence of rural poverty associated with low land productivity due to erratic rainfall, poor input supply and support services, and lack of infrastructure, increasing agricultural productivity is crucial to reducing poverty and ensuring food security in Nepal. A key element of this strategic thrust is to improve the productivity and sustainability of farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMISs, which cover about 30% of net cultivated area) through strenghtening farmer water user associations (WUAs) and improving critical infrastructure along with other necessary support services such as agriculture extension.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Consulting Services||An estimated 336 person-months of consulting services consisting of about 56 person-months of international consultants and 28 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. The consultants will develop processes and strategies for strengthening the capacity of Department of Irrigation, Nepal Rastra Bank, Department of Agriculture and participating financial institutions to provide their services to water users' groups and associations, and assist the Project Management Unit in project management and supervision. It is expected that the international and domestic consultants will be recruited by CIDA from suitably qualified consulting firms.|
|Procurement||Farmers will procure drilling services and pumps directly from private suppliers using direct purchase procedures. Civil works will be small, simple, labor-intensive and dispersed widely in the Project area and therefore, they will be carried out following local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank. Simple concrete and earth works costing less than $2,500 may be carried out by water users associations. Equipment and service vehicles will be procured through international shopping procedures and in cases where the costs are less than $50,000, through direct purchase procedures.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||17 Nov 1994|
|Credit Committee Meeting||30 Jun 1997|
|Approval||26 Feb 1998|
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||11 Dec 2006|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Shallow Tubewell Irrigation in Nepal: Impacts of the Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project||Impact Evaluation Studies||Jan 2013|
|Nepal: Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2009|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Nepal: Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project||Papers and Briefs||Jun 2011|
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