Rejuvenating Watersheds for Agricultural Resilience through Innovative Development (WB-P172187)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Aug 27, 2020
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Government of India
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 178.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 566.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 29, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims to: "improve land conservation, and agriculture, water and farm climate resiliency outcomes in selected watersheds, and strengthen capacities of national and state institutions and technical networks to deliver more effective science-based watershed development programs."

The project plans to deliver:

  • Develop stronger government institutions and enduring networks of scientific and technical agencies to deliver more impactful and climate resilient watershed management in rainfed areas;
  • Develop comprehensive data bases and tools in participating states for better outcomes in watersheds;
  • Apply improved data bases and tools for better agricultural outcomes
  • Establish demonstration watersheds that will show the value of these technical innovations;
  • Improve integration of climate change into watershed management; and
  • Adopt a Lighthouse model to build sustainable systems forresearch and development, and technology transfer
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrower US$ 71.5 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Priti Kumar, Grant Milne, Satya Priya LNU
Sr Agricultural Spec.

Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Bandana Preyashi, Director

Implementing Agencies
Department of Land Resources
Uma Kant, Joint Secretary
Karnataka Department of Agriculture
Prabhash Chandra Ray, Project Director, KWDP II (SUJALA -III) and Commissioner


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