DETAILS OF WORLD BANK AIDED HYDROLOGY PROJECT PHASE – II
KARNATAKA SURFACE WATER
Government of India has included the state of Karnataka for participating in the Hydrology Project Phase – II. It had allocated a provision of Rs. 9.09 crores for Karnataka surface water.
After the review of performance of all the agencies, the World Bank and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India has revised the allocation for Karnataka Surface Water to Rs.11.13 crores. Hydrology Project – II is a follow up action project of World Bank Aided Hydrology Project – I, wherein infrastructure for collection of data was established. The data so collected is now proposed for utilization in the new Hydrology Project – II. The project became effective from 5th April 2006 and ended on 31st May 2014.
The overall project development objective is to extend and promote the sustained and effective use of Hydrologic Information System by all potential users, concerned with water resources planning and management thereby contributing to improved productivity and cost-effectiveness of water related investments. The Government vide G.O. No.WRD/8/Rajayo/2004, Bangalore Dt: 24.12.2004 has accorded approval to the implementation of the said project with World Bank assistance and as per the Ministry of Water Resources guidelines. ORGANIZATIONAL SET UP:
The Karnataka component of Hydrology Project is being implemented by two agencies viz Surface Water component by Water resources Department and the Ground Water by Department of Mines & Geology. The Chief engineer, Hydrology & CMO has been made the Nodal Officer for Surface Water component of the Project while Joint. Director (Adm) has been made the Nodal Officer for Ground Water component of the Project.
MAIN PROJECT ACTIVITIES:
A review of the various activities which are proposed to be taken up under Hydrology Project – II indicates that a majority of the expenditure is concentrated for development of software packages for better utilization of Water Resources in the State. The main components are:
Major Achievements since inception of the project is as under:
Computers and peripherals have been upgraded in the State Data Centre, Divisional Data Processing centres and also in sub divisional data processing centres.
2 A website for Hydrology Project-II for Karnataka Surface Water has been developed and is hosting all the real time telemetric information.
3. The training centre at KERS, K.R.Sagar has been upgraded
4. Real time telemetry system has been established for transfer of rainfall data through SMS .
5. A Purpose Driven Study on study of river water samples at various sites in southern Karnataka has been completed.
Real Time Data Acquisition System for measurement of Levels & flows in major rivers of Karnataka using Radar sensor - 12 locations, Bubbler sensor - 1 location, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler - 7 locations is established.
KARNATAKA SURFACE WATER
KARNATAKA SURFACE WATER – EXPENDITURE YEAR WISE
The completion report pertaining to Karnataka Surface Water has been submitted to P.C.S , Ministry of Water Resources , Government of India.
Details for Implementation completion report being prepared by World Bank has also been submitted to consultants and Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India.