The Project Covered the four cities of Madhya Pradesh namely: Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore
The primary objective of the project is to promote
sustainable growth and poverty reduction in the four project cities in
Madhya Pradesh, and thereafter in the other cities in the state.
Specifically, the Project will:
Tender documents are prepared on the
basis of Standard Bid Documents of ADB.
- Experienced/Qualified Professional staff with PIU.
- Design & Supervision by reputed consultants.
- Guidance available from Project Management Unit & Project Management Consultant.
- Project Manager, PIU empowered to make decisions, thereby no hold ups for want of decision.
- Easy Terrain, no flooding problems in most of project areas.
- Easy availability of goods/materials.
- Good connectivity of Bhopal with all Major Cities.
- Availability of skilled manpower.
While the Project will benefit the entire
urban community in general, some components will focus on upgrading the
conditions of the poorest and most needy groups in the slum areas in
particular. The Project will also promote active participation of women
citizens in municipal management and project implementation as both
beneficiaries and agents.
The Project comprises three parts :
Part A - the urban water supply and environmental
improvement-covers the improvement and expansion of the following
municipal infrastructure and services:
(i) urban water supply,
(ii) sewerage and sanitation,
(iii) storm water drainage, and
(iv) solid waste management.
B - is designed to increase the awareness and participation of the
project beneficiaries in project implementation through (i)
Two community-level funds that will provide for participatory planning
between the municipal authorities and the poor communities at the
neighborhood level, for integrating slum improvements with citywide
The Water for Asian Cities Program in India covering urban water
conservation and demand management, to be financed through parallel
cofinancing by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).
Part C- project implementation assistance-will be support
to the project management unit (PMU) at state-level and project
implementation unit (PIUs) at city level, with activities immediately
related to implementation of the Project.
Part A: Urban Water
Supply and Environmental Improvement
basic urban infrastructure and services to all citizens of the four
project cities; and
capacities of the project cities to plan and manage urban water supply
and sanitation system in a more effective, transparent, and sustainable
Part B: Public Participation and Awareness Program
Water Supply. This component
includes (i) optimizing of the present system, including reducing
nonrevenue water by legitimizing unauthorized connections and stopping
leakages; (ii) expanding the distribution system into unserved areas;
and (iii) augmenting surface water production (intake and treatment) as
- Sewerage and Sanitation.
The sewerage component is proposed for high- density city center areas
where on-site or local wastewater treatment is not appropriate due to
insufficient space. Sewage treatment will be using low-cost
maintenance/waste stabilization ponds. In lower density areas, on-site
sanitation will continue to be used, with the Project supplying
equipment for emptying septic tanks. Sewerage schemes are included for
all project cities. In all cities, community sanitation blocks will be
provided for urban poor settlements where on-plot latrines are not
- Storm Water Drainage.
This component will improve the storm water flow in urban drainage
networks, based on citywide drainage master plans and designs. Roadside
drains will be improved to reduce major inundation from rainfall and
waterlogging problems within the core urban areas. Schemes are proposed
for Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur.
- Solid Waste Management. This component will
increase the efficiency of the collection and disposal service and
extend coverage. The targets are 85% of households in urban centers and
60% in peripheral areas. The program for Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur
cities includes: (i) supply of community waste collection containers,
(ii) supply of compactor trucks and dumper placer vehicles, and (iii)
civil works to construct sanitary landfill sites with provision of
equipment and other facilities for handling refuse.
Funds for Municipal Action Planning for Poverty Reduction (MAPP).
The objective of the MAPP process is to
integrate the provision of tertiary urban services for urban poor
settlements into citywide development, and to build capacity within the
municipal corporations for participatory planning with community groups,
using social and poverty analysis. For this purpose, two specific funds
are provided under the Project based on the successful experience in
the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Area Improvement Fund (AIF) will be available to
municipal corporations annually within the framework of the MAPP, which will be
prepared by each project city corporation within 1 year of loan effectiveness and
updated annually. Eligible schemes include integrated upgrading of slum and poor
settlements for improved water supply, sanitation, drains, roads, and street lighting.
The total value of the AIF is $5 million.
The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) will be available
to communities within slums identified through the MAPP process to finance social
sector and nonphysical initiatives. The participatory appraisal exercise during
the T A identified a priority need for community centers, education, income-generating
schemes, and local health care support facilities.
Local NGOs will be engaged to assist in the MAPP
process in each project city. The participating NGOs will have experience working
with government agencies and communities in participatory planning and implementing
environmental and slum improvement projects.
Part C: Project Implementation Assistance
- Water for Asian Cities Program in India.
During the loan Fact-Finding Mission, ADB and UN-HABITAT jointly
developed a collaborative framework for the Water for Asian Cities
Program in India (Supplementary Appendix A) based on the broader
memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the two agencies on 18
March 2003. According to this collaborative framework, the Water for
Asian Cities Program will cover capacity building, awareness, advocacy,
and education activities in urban water conservation and demand
management, among others. A detailed implementation strategy and plan
will be developed and formalized with the Ministry of Urban Development
and Poverty Reduction.
- Consulting Services
will be provided to: (i) assist the PMU and PIUs in developing working
procedures and quality control to smoothly implement the Project; and
(ii) to prepare detailed designs of the various investment components
for each project city, and assist in construction supervision and
quality control of the works. (iii) To help the PMU in generating base
line data which will be monitored to assess impact of the project and
providing guidance for mid course correction, if required, and assess
benefits on commissioning of the project.
- Public Relations and Awareness Program. An
awareness campaign through various media will be undertaken to make the
public aware of the short-term inconveniences and long-term benefits of
the Project to gain the full support of the beneficiaries. Beneficiaries
will be also made aware of preventive care to avoid environmental
health-related hazards and of their responsibilities to avoid wasting
water, including issues such as water rates, user charges, property tax
reform, etc. for achieving the goals of the Project. In addition, the
campaign will provide feedback to the PMU to adjust the work program
based on the impact of the campaign and concerns raised by the