A brief status of ongoing projects assisted by Asian Development,Bank is as follows:
1. Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project (Loan No. 2159-IND)
The overall objective of the Project is to improve the productivity of irrigated agriculture in Chhattisgarh through improved irrigation service delivery, strengthen water resources management, and enhance agricultural practice as a means to improve incomes and reduce rural poverty. The project has the following interrelated objectives: (i) to improve the ability of WRD to develop and manage irrigation systems; (ii) to develop the capacity of WUAs to play a meaningful role in the design and rehabilitation, management, operations and maintenance of irrigation systems; (iii) to rehabilitate and upgrade minor and medium irrigations systems through a participatory process directed by WUAs ; (iv) to enhance the WUAs' and farmers' capacities for improved agricultural practices to increase agricultural productivity with an emphasis on diversified and rabi cropping; and (v) to strengthen the institutional framework and capacity for IWRM in Chhattisgarh. The project agreement was signed on 20.03.2006 and the scheduled closing date was 31.03.2013. The loan amount is US $ 46.11 million out of which US $ 31.74 million has been disbursed upto 17`x' May 2013.
2. Odisha Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Project (2444-IND)
The objectives of the project are: (i) to enhance the productivity, water use efficiency and sustainability of the existing major and medium irrigation systems in the selected irrigation subprojects in the four northern river basins (Bralunani, Baitarani, Subernarekha & Budhabalanga) & part of the Mahanadi river delta stage-I in Orissa, (ii) Water User Association (WUA) empowerment, renovation and extension of irrigation and associated infrastructure; field channels, agriculture and related support services including livelihood enhancement of the poor and progressive transfer of the operation and maintenance to WUAs, (iii) to strengthen the institutional basis for Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) with management reforms and capacity strengthening of relevant institutions. The project will be implemented in 4 Tranches and the total net irrigated area will be 224050 hectare. The net irrigated area in Tranche-1 is 82240 hectare. The total cost of the project is US $ 267.7 Million, out of which US $ 157.5 Million is ADB Loan, US $ 30.0 Million is OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), US $ 73.00 Million is State Government's share and US $ 7.20 Million is Beneficiaries contribution. The loan agreement was signed on 25.02.2009 and the project was scheduled to be closed on 30.09.2013. The total disbursement made upto 17`x' May, 2013 is US $ 9.71 million.
3. Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Program Project-I (2679 IND)
The project seeks to address immediate coastal protection needs and coastal instability using environmentally and socially appropriate solutions, with a focus on softer environmentally appropriate options in two focal states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. It is also developing institutional capacities to meet the long-term needs of sustainable coastal protection and management, and support initiatives to increase the participation of the private sector and communities in coastal protection and management. The project has been planned in 3 phases (i.e. 3 projects). Project-I covers the sub-projects of Ullal Coastal Erosion & Inlet Improvement Project in Karnataka and Mirya Bay Coastal Erosion and Protection Project in Maharashtra. The estimated cost of the project is US $ 404.6 million, out of which US $ 250 million will be financed by ADB as Loan assistance, US $ 119.8 million will be funded by concerned State Governments and balance amount of US$ 34.8 million will be funded 5 through private sector and other sources. The loan agreement was signed on 17.8.2011 and the project is scheduled to be closed on 31.12.2014. Out of the loan assistance of US $ 51.55 million for Project-I, disbursement of US $ 2.83 million has been made upto 17th May 2013.
4. Assam Integrated Flood and River Bank Erosion Risk'Management Investment Program (2684-IND)
The project aims to enhance sustainable and inclusive economic growth in flood prone areas along the Brahmaputra river in Assam State. Three sub-projects sites, namely, Disbrugarh (District), Kaziranga (Golaghat district), and Palasbari & Gumi (Kamrup district) have been selected based on their productive and strategic importance. These sites will be targeted to reduce flood and river erosion damages and to promote increased investment in urban industries, services and productive agriculture. The expected outcome is substantially enhanced reliability and effectiveness of flood and river bank erosion risk management systems. The project will benefit 1,10,000 hectares with population of about 1 (one) million of the four selected areas. The loan agreement was signed on 10.5.2011 and the project is scheduled to be closed on 30.09.2014. The total project cost is US $ 142 million and the expected investment is US $ 114 million. Out of the loan assistance of US $ 56.90 million, disbursement of US $ 4.30 million has been made upto 17th May 2013.