West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood Management Project (WB-P162679)

  • India
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Specific Location
West Bengal, Damodar Valley Command Area
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jul 31, 2019
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Government of India
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 290.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 413.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 2, 2017

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Project Description

According to the bank documents, the project aims to improve irrigation service delivery, strengthen flood risk management and improve climate change resilience in the Project area. Improving irrigation services includes management reforms as pursued under Component A, and infrastructure modernization to reinforce the management improvements under Component B. Strengthening flood risk management is addressed under Component C. These improvements will help improve the resilience of the Project area to climate change.

Project components include: (i) improved management of irrigation to improve service delivery and M&E, and strengthen and reform institutions and improve M&E, (ii) strategic investments in the modernization of irrigation infrastructure to upgrade hydraulic assets at main, branch, distributary and minor level, and (iii) strengthen flood risk management that will invest in flood reduction in the downstream parts of the command area. Improving climate change resilience is integrated within each of these components.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)


Borrower US$ 123 million

Contact Information
World Bank
IJsbrand Harko de Jong
Lead Water Resource Management Specialist

Republic of India
Shakil Alam
Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Implementing Agencies
Irrigation and Waterways Department
Debashish SenGupta
Joint Secretary, IWD


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