Karnataka Sustainable Rural Water Supply Program (WB-P179039)

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Voting Date
Mar 28, 2023
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 363.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 763.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 31, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2022

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Project Description
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According to World Bank documents, the proposed project aims to support the Government of Karnataka’s Jaladhare (as a part of the Jal Jeevan Mission) efforts while addressing the inter-related challenges of sustaining rural water supply. The Program Development Objective is to increase access to safely managed drinking water services and strengthen institutions to deliver sustainable services of drinking water to rural communities of Karnataka. The World Bank support to this program will flow through its Program for Results (PforR) financing instrument and will broadly fund two groups of activities in the state: one pertaining to creation of Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) and the other pertaining to tank rejuvenation. The proposed KSRWSP will be implemented over the period of 2023-2028. 

The program area encompasses the entire state of Karnataka in terms of water supply, covering all 31 districts of the state. However, in respect to tank rejuvenation activities for promoting groundwater sustainability, the scope is limited to identified water-stressed districts.

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World Bank Team Leaders

1.Kristoffer Welsien, Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

   Telephone no.: 5220+30651, Email: kwelsien@worldbank.org

2. Mariappa Kullappa, Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

    Telephone no: 5785+47848, Email: mkullapa@worldbank.org

Borrower/ Client

1.Mr. Hanish Chhabra , Director

  Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India

   Telephone no.: 01123094140, Email Id: hanish.ias@ias.nic.in

Implementing Ageencies

1.Mr. L.K Atheeq, Additional Chief Secretary

   Rural Development and Panchayat Department, Government of Karnataka

    Telephone no.: 08022353929, Email Id: lk.atheeq@gov.in

2. Mr. Gangadhra Swamy G M, Director

    Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department, Government of Karnataka

    Telephone: 080-22240508, Email id: krwssd@gmail.com








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