Karnataka Watershed Development Project (DANIDA) – IInd Phase (KWDP)
The second phase of Danida funded Karnataka Watershed Development Project (KWDP) has been in operation in the state since June 1997, in three districts namely Bijapur, Bagalakote and Gulbarga. The project was designed for a period of seven years from 1997 and this was closed on 31st May 2004.
The project covered an area of about 28,000 ha in northern dry and north eastern dry zones of Karnataka spread over in 46 villages of 12 watersheds viz., Bijapur, Indi, Muddebihal, Sindagi taluksof Bijapur district, Hungund taluk of Bagalakote district and Chittapur, Chincholi, Afzalput, Aland, Jevargi, Shahapur, Surpur taluks of Gulbarga district. As per the primary agreement the project was in operation till 31.05.2004 with the total project outlay of Rs.2100.52 lakhs, out of which Rs.1772.325 lakhs was allocated to implement the various activities (works).
Out of the assistance extended for works by the end of the project period an amount of Rs.1769.00 lakhs was expended to execute the various activities in the project. The consolidation phase of the project was under completed with the assistance of Government of Karnataka till November 2005.During 2005-06 it was planned to spend Rupees 20.60 lakhs, as on date Rs 18.82 lakhs has been spent.