PROJECT-KUWSASIP

KARNATAKA URBAN WATER SECTOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (KUWASIP)

KARNATAKA URBAN WATER SECTOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (KUWASIP)

Project Objective

  • Reforms & service improvements through Private Sector Participation (PSP) in water sector in Karnataka
  • Demonstrate feasibility of continuous pressured (24x7) water supply in selected Demonstration Zones (DZs) in the cities of Belgavi,Kalaburgi and Hubballi-Dharwad

Project Scope

  • Improving Bulk supply to 3 project cities through rehabilitation / replacement of pipes and pumps
  • Provision of 24x7 water supply in the Demonstration Zones and streamlining O&M and revenue collection

Project Components

SL No. Components INR(in Crores) Implementating Agency
1 Sector development and technical assistance 11.73 KUIDFC
2 Physical Investments - -
A.Priority investments* 151.46 KUWS&DB
B.Demonstration projects* 65.61 KUIDFC(through operator)
3 Project implementation support 8.24 KUIDFC
4 Total 237.04

*for improving bulk supply to 3 project cities

**for providing 24x7 water supply in 5 Demonstration Zones.

Project Funding Arrangement

Sl No. Funding Agency US $ Million Rs. in crores %
1 World Bank 39.50 181.70
2 Share of the GoK 12.03 55.34
3 Total cost of the Project 51.53 237.04

Project Implementation

KUIDFC was responsible for financial management, procurement, monitoring and reporting during the implementation of KUWASIP and KUWS&DB was responsible for supervising and executing the Priority Investment works for improving bulk supply in 3 project cities.

Progress

  • Bulk water supply improved in the cities of Belgavi,Kalaburgi and Hubballi-Dharwad
  • Demonstration project–an innovative project implemented successfully for the first time in municipal sector with PSP and Continuous pressured (24x7) water supply provided in 5 Demonstration Zones spread over 3 project cities and the system is working satisfactorily.
  • The project was implemented during 2005-2011.

Reforms

  • Elimination of public stand posts – achieved
  • Volumetric tariff introduced and high efficiency achieved in collection of water charges Better consumption practices – inculcated
  • The project bagged “National Urban Water Award (NUWA)-2009”

Reports

Government Orders