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

Sovereign Project | 43253-026

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 / Economy
  • 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
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 91.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender
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)
Draft River Basin Profile of Middle Krishna (K2) and Ghataprabha (K3), Malaprabha (K4) & Bhima (K6) sub-basins are updated with new sets of data and water economics and water quality analysis. Work on River Basin planning started for the three sub-basins. A New State Water Policy -2022 with IWRM principles approved by the State Cabinet and GO issued. A High-Level Water Policy Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary to Govt. and an Inter-Departmental Water Resources Authority chaired by the Honorable Minister of Water Resources were set up by Govt to monitor the implementation of State Water Policy 2022. The first meeting of HLWPC was held on 15 Feb 2023 and the second meeting of HLWPC is scheduled on 6 Nov 2023. An Implementation Roadmap for the new Water Policy is prepared. Under Tranche 2: 594 WRD engineers are trained in IWRM of which 187 are women. About 193 Engineers are trained under different disciplines of thematic training. All the modules are completed.04 out of 10 planned KWRIS User trainings are completed for 64 engineers. Follow-up proposal for KWRIS prepared and finalized. The asset management plan is under preparation by the engaged PSC-2. 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. As of 30 September 2023, a total of 124.82 km of lining work along main canals out of 196.54 km (63%) and 811 structures out of 1,089 (74%) are completed. About 13 km lining of distributaries completed against a target of 43.51 km. Package-2: Works will upgrade the 8 anicuts in the Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve and the Turtha canal 18.69 km covering a total CCA of 931 ha in the Hampi World Heritage Area. As of 30 September 2023, 1,809 mtr of 8 Anicut work completed (19%) out of 9,776 mtr. The canal and structures work of the Turtha Canal will be taken up during the forthcoming canal closure period (Nov'23-Jan'24) of the right bank. Clearance from the National Board for Wildlife, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has been obtained vide letter dated 16 November 2022. As of 30 September 2023, 28 WUCS Boards are functional and have signed MOUs with KNNL for irrigation water management, water charges collection and O&M responsibilities (this is considered as 'established ). Women representation on management boards of the established 27 WUCS amount to 90 out of a total of 318 positions (28%). Women sub-committees: As of 30 September 2023, 58 women sub-committees formed with 921 members. A total of 711 capacity building events were conducted covering 5,474 female participants are trained. Overall Capacity Building activity: As part of capacity building programs, a total of 711 events covering 12,653 participants of which 7,179 were men (56%) and 5,474 were women (43%) have been completed. Trainings conducted for WUCS members on the GESI concept and mainstreaming women, women in irrigation management, and principles of water resource management. Total: 2,471 (M: 1,141; F: 1,330)Four workshops were held for KNNL staff on gender concepts, women mainstreaming, and water resource management principles.(Total: 88; M:68; F:20)In progress. Completed. Project MIS in place, and data updated from time to time. In addition, a user-friendly app to monitor the modernization (civil) works was developed and is under use by KNNL engineers. ACIWRM- QPR for Q1 and Q2 2023 are due for submission. KNNL: QPR for Q1 2023 is submitted on 19 Jul 2023. QPR for Q2 2023 is under preparation. Annual Progress Report for 2022 submitted on 12 Apr 2023. The revised SMRs for Oct 2021 to Mar 2022 and Apr-Sep 2022 were submitted on 19 Jul 2023 and are under ADB review. Sex-disaggregated data being collected and compiled for reporting for all events. The PPR of Comprehensive Modernization of TLBC has been submitted by KNNL to Govt. of Karnataka on 06 June 2022. Compliance with WRD comments submitted on 10 April 2023. Currently with Finance Department, GoK. After FD approval will be forwarded to Cabinet, then DEA portal. Cabinet clearance is expected by Q4 2023.
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 and Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, which are considered critical habitats. 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 contract of Program Support Consultant (Tranche 1) was initially continued to support the PMU and PIO in implementing Project 2 through a contract amendment due to delay in recruitment of Project Support Consultant (PSC 2). The contract of PSC 2 (Part A) was completed on 31 December 2021.

The PSC 2 (Part B) contract was signed on 30 June 2022 and the consultant is on board since 01 July 2022.

Two international and nine national consultants have been engaged by ACIWRM and one national consultant has been engaged by KNNL. ACIWRM is in the process of recruiting remaining international and national consultants 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 (Pkg- VNC 1) of two works packages under Tranche 2 was awarded on 8 March 2019.

The second civil works package VNC 2 was signed on 2 March 2023, with 24 month contract period.

MOUs of 115 VNC-CPP Command Area Works (CAD) were signed and the remaining 483 are under process.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Michels, Alexia
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
India Resident Mission (INRM)
Executing Agencies
Advanced Centre for Integrated Water Resources Management
Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
12 Jul 2019
Approval
04 Oct 2019
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
05 Dec 2023

Funding

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 24 Sep 2024 -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 130.00
ADB 91.00
Counterpart 39.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 62.90 0.00 78%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 45.96 0.00 57%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2024
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: ACIWRM Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2022-March 2023) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2024
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2022-March 2023) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2023
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: ACIWRM Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2021-March 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2023
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2021-March 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jan 2023
Amendment to Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3836-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Project 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jun 2022
Amendment to Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3836-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Project 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jun 2022
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2020-March 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2022
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: ACIWRM Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2020-March 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2021
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2019-March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2021
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2: ACIWRM Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2019-March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2021
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3836-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2019
Project Agreement for Loan 3836-IND: Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program – Tranche 2 Project/Program Agreements Nov 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Periodic Financing Request Report Periodic Financing Request Reports Sep 2019
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Tranche Report Tranche Reports Aug 2019

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 (April-September 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Vijayanagara Channels Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (October 2020-March 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Karnataka Integrated and Sustainable Water Resources Management Investment Program - Tranche 2: Vijayanagara Channels Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (April-September 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports May 2021
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 Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jun 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 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

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
ACIWRM Water Resources Policy and Institutions Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM Water Law Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM Water Productivity Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM Irrigation Modernization Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM GIS Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM MASSCOTE SPECIALIST Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
ACIWRM Water Quality Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Implementation of Land and Water pilot study -Technical Support Agency Firm - Consulting Closed
Implementation of Land and Water pilot study-Support Organisation Firm - Consulting Closed
External Environment Monitoring Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
River Basin Modeling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Data Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Support Consultancy Services Firm - Consulting Closed
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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Modernization of Vijayanagara Channels Package-2 Works in Tungabhadra Otter Conserve Reserve and Hampi Heritage Area Loan 3836 21 Mar 2023 M/s Shreeji Infraspace Pvt. Ltd. | 104/105 Saumya Square, Nr. Goverdhan Party Plot, Opp. R. H. Kapadia School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad - 380059, Gujarat Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 18,717,617.64 14,532,882.38
ACIWRM- Implementation of Land and Water Pilot Studies - Support Organization Loan 3836 14 Jul 2022 Janakalyan | Shantinagar, RH Colony No. 4, Post-Jawalagera, Sindhanur, District Raichur, Karnataka- 584143 Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 228,990.43 155,188.64
ACIWRM Implementation of Land and Water Pilot Studies - Technical Support Agency (TSA) Loan 3836 04 Jul 2022 Kritsnam Technologies Private Limited JV with Clear Water Dynamics Private Limited | A Block, First Floor, Old SAC, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur- 208016 Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 300,930.90 204,319.03
Project Support Consultants (PSC 2) Loan 3836 14 Jul 2022 Egis EAU JV with Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. | Egis Tower, Plot No. 80, Sector-32, Gurgaon- 122001, Haryana Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 4,284,491.13 2,918,898.84
SMEC CONTRACT EXTENSION AS PROJ SUPPORT CONSULTANT FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF TRANCHE 2 IMPLEMENTATION (JAN 2020-DEC 2020; JAN-JUN 2021; JUL-OCT 2021) Loan 3836 06 Sep 2021 M/S SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD IN ASSOCIATION WITH M/S SMEC INDIA PVT LTD | 220-226 SHARP STREET COOMA NSW-2630 AUSTRALIA Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 1,305,964.50 889,630.93
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 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 51,898,659.26 36,912,414.01
Modernization of Vijayanagara Channels Package-2 Works in Tungabhadra Otter Conserve Reserve and Hampi Heritage Area Loan 3836 21 Mar 2023 M/s Shreeji Infraspace Pvt. Ltd. | 104/105 Saumya Square, Nr. Goverdhan Party Plot, Opp. R. H. Kapadia School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad - 380059, Gujarat Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited 18,717,617.64 14,532,882.38

Procurement Plan