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India: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 43253-026 Status: Active

The investment program will improve water availability in selected river basins in Karnataka by implementing integrated water resources management (IWRM). Output 1 of Project 2 will: (i) prepare the middle Krishna Basin Plan; (ii) expand the state water resources information system; and (iii) continue strengthening WRD staff with IWRM training. Output 2 will modernize the Vijayanagara Channels subproject to: (i) reduce irrigation water consumption; and (ii) improve water delivery service to allow farmers to increase cropping intensities. Under Output 2, the project will also establish and strengthen 30 water user cooperative societies and provide gender sensitization training to WRD staff and WUCS.

 
Project Name Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 43253-026
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3836-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 91.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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
Description The investment program will improve water availability in selected river basins in Karnataka by implementing integrated water resources management (IWRM). Output 1 of Project 2 will: (i) prepare the middle Krishna Basin Plan; (ii) expand the state water resources information system; and (iii) continue strengthening WRD staff with IWRM training. Output 2 will modernize the Vijayanagara Channels subproject to: (i) reduce irrigation water consumption; and (ii) improve water delivery service to allow farmers to increase cropping intensities. Under Output 2, the project will also establish and strengthen 30 water user cooperative societies and provide gender sensitization training to WRD staff and WUCS.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact (i) Sustainable water security in selected river basins in Karnataka improved; and (ii) Water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome IWRM successfully implemented in selected river basins in Karnataka
Progress Toward Outcome Project declared effective on 24 January 2020. Activities are ongoing but work progress has slowed down due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State and basin institutions for integrated water resources management strengthened

VNC irrigation system infrastructure and management modernized

Program management systems operational

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In progress.

Completed. Project MIS expanded to include VNC activities and indicators including gender aspects.

Data updating from time to time in progress.

In addition, PSC has developed a user-friendly app to monitor the modernization (civil) works. Data can be entered into the app by authorized engineers through mobile input. Data sheets, reports, graphs and charts are generated. Application is fully operational.

QPRs for Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 submitted. Q3 under preparation; will be submitted by 15 November 2020.

First safeguard monitoring report till March 2020 submitted. Uploaded on KNNL and ADB websites. Second SMR for April-September 2020 will be submitted by due date 15 November 2020.

Sex-disaggregated data being collected and compiled for reporting for all events.

The DPR for TLBC modernization including automation has been prepared and submitted to KNNL by the design consultant. Internal approvals within GoK, and DEA are due. Other documents are not due. Advance copy of PPR submitted to ADB.

Preparation of River Basin Profile for K2, K3 and K4 sub-basins of Krishna Basin is in progress.

Under Tranche 1: 455 WRD staff trained in IWRM of which 146 are women.

Under Tranche 2: 30 WRD staff trained in IWRM in Jan 2020 of which 16 are women.

Two IWRM trainings are proposed during October 2020 to train about 60 WRD engineers

Detailed components of the Karnataka Water Resources Information System (KWRIS) including Decision Support System (DSS) are under development. ACIWRM has signed contract with M/s. Microware Computing Consulting Pvt. Ltd, Gurugram.

Tranche 2 VNC is being implemented in two packages:

" Package-1 Civil works (excluding works in Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve and Hampi World Heritage Area) at an estimated cost of INR 3,739 Million are under progress.

" Estimates for Package-2 civil works in Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve and Hampi World Heritage Area are under preparation. Works will be taken up after clearance from NBWL expected in December 2020 (SBWL clearance received in May 2020).

Asset management plan will be prepared by Tranche 2 PSC (Part B) for which ToR has been finalized and tendering process initiated. 25 agencies expressed interest. Evaluation is in progress.

Social processes of WUCS formation and strengthening have started and progressing well.

As of 30 Sep 2020, 30 women sub-committees with 542 members have been formed. A total of 87 training events covering 2,219 participants (M:1160; F:1059) have been completed.

As of 30 Sep 2020, 26 trainings were conducted for WUCS members on GESI concept and mainstreaming women, women in irrigation management (T: 537; M:120; F:417).

Two workshops were held for KNNL staff on gender concepts, women mainstreaming and water resource management principles. (T:16; M:11; F:5)

Geographical Location Karnataka
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified category A for environmental impact in accordance with the SPS. The category A classification is triggered for two reasons. First, works will be undertaken within the Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve, which is considered a critical habitat. Secondly, ADB's environmental safeguards policy principle no. 11 is triggered by the rehabilitation of several canals within the Hampi World Heritage Area.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will avoid involuntary resettlement impacts on both titled and non-title holders (squatters and encroachers) residing in the project area.
Indigenous Peoples The SPS indigenous peoples safeguard is not triggered even though project screening confirms the presence of different ethnic groups in the project footprint.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Program Support Consultant (Tranche 1) will initially continue to support the PMU and PIO in implementing Project 2 through a contract amendment while the Program Support Consultant (Tranche 2) is recruited. International and national consultants will be recruited to support output 1 on institutional strengthening for integrated water resources management.
Procurement The government requested that the procurement of goods and works follow ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time). An updated procurement capacity assessment concluded that the overall procurement risk for the project is moderate. The first of two works packages under Tranche 2 was awarded on 8 March 2019. The bidding document for the second works package is being finalized.
Responsible ADB Officer L'Hostis, Marie
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management
[email protected]
First Floor, KSFC Bhavan, No. 1/1, Thimmaiah Road, Bangalore-560 052 Karnataka, India
Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited
[email protected]
4th Floor, Coffee Board Building, No. 1, Dr. B R. Ambedkar Beedhi, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 12 Jul 2019
Approval 04 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Nov 2020

Loan 3836-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2019 18 Nov 2019 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 130.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 91.00 04 Oct 2019 38.14 0.00 42%
Counterpart 39.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Oct 2019 5.17 0.00 6%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: Vijayanagara Channels Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (March 2019-March 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2020
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Updated Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Updated Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 2018
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Vijayanagara Channels Draft Social Safeguard Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2018
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jun 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Implementation of Land and Water pilot study-Support Organisation Firm - Consulting Active 24 Jan 2021 24 Feb 2021
Implementation of Land and Water pilot study -Technical Support Agency Firm - Consulting Active 24 Jan 2021 24 Feb 2021
External Environment Monitoring Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Sep 2020 04 Oct 2020
River Basin Modeling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2020 17 Aug 2020
Data Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 May 2020 25 May 2020
Project Support Consultancy Services Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Apr 2020 07 Jun 2020
Loan No. 43253-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Project 2 [ICB No: KNNL-VNC-ICB-1] Invitation for Bids Closed 05 Feb 2018 19 Mar 2018
IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Project 2 Advance Notice Active 02 Feb 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SMEC CONTRACT EXTENSION AS PROJ SUPPORT CONSULTANT FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF TRANCH2 2 IMPLEMENTATION (JAN 2020-DEC 2020) Loan 3836 25 Aug 2020 M/S SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD IN ASSOCIATION 220-226, SHARP STREET COOMA NSW-2630 AUSTRALIA Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited CONSULTANCY 1,290,536.79 901,424.11
MODERNIZATION OF VIJAYANAGARA CHANNELS (PACKAGE 1) KARNATAKA, INDIA (EXCLUDING OTTER CONSERVATION AND HAMPI HERITAGE AREAS) Loan 3836 06 Feb 2020 RNS INFRASTRUCTURE LTD. BENGALURU INDIA Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited CONSTRUCTION 51,898,659.26 36,912,414.01