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

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

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 Approved
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
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)
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 Lance Gore
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 04 Oct 2019

Loan 3836-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Oct 2019 - - 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 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 39.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Oct 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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