First Programmatic Water Supply and Sewerage Service Delivery Reform Development Policy Loan for Shi (WB-P167246)

  • India
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Specific Location
Shimla Himachal Pradesh
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Nov 28, 2018
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Government of India
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 26, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "this operation supports the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP)’s water supply and sewerage (WSS) Medium-term Program in establishing the WSS Company with devolved responsibilities for improving services in the Greater Shimla Area along with policies for service delivery orientation and accountability to customers, operational efficiency and financial sustainability. The GoHP and SMC have incorporated the WSS Company (SJPNL) with a Board of Directors and policies for managerial and financial autonomy. The Medium-term Program includes the following policies on performance standards for the Greater Shimla Area: (1) universal access to piped water supply and sewage connections; (2) continuous pressurized water supply (24X7); and (3) compliance with GoInorms for water quality and effluents. All households in Greater Shimla Area will receive safe and piped water supply of 135 liter per capita per day (lpcd) and sewage connection. Increasing block volumetric tariff has been notified for all categories of customers with special provisions for low income households. Connection policies have special provisions to subsidize low income households to connect to piped water supply and sewage system."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Smita Misra
Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Department of Economic Affairs
Bandana Preyashi, Director

Implementing Agencies
Urban Development Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh
Prabodh Saxena
Principal Secretary, Urban Development


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