The Project has became operative in 10 districts of Himachal Pradesh
w.e.f. 1st October, 2005 with the financial assistance of the World Bank.
The Project builds on the successful experience of the Integrated Watershed
Development Project (IWDP) (KANDI PROJECT) which culminated on 30th September,
2005. MHWDP Project would aim at scaling up the successes of IWDP with
two main differences. First, it would expand upwards from the Shivaliks
to the Mid-Hills, a region which covers about one-third of the State
and over half of the cultivated land. Second, it would entrust responsibility
for most Project implementation with the local governments (Gram Panchayats)
rather than with village development committees, which were created for
the purpose of IWDP implementation.
Project Goal and Objectives:
The overall goal of the project is to reverse the process of degradation
of the natural resource base and improve the productive potential of
natural resources and incomes of the rural households in the project
area in Himachal Pradesh (using the Community-driven Development (CDD)
approach). A secondary objective is to support policy and institutional
development in the state to harmonize watershed development projects
and programs across the state in accordance with best practices.
The project will cover around 272 Micro-watersheds spread over 602 GPs,
42 blocks and 10 districts (viz., Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra,
Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, and Una). The project benefits
are expected to reach to around 25000 target poor families in the project
The project covers the Mid Hill and High Hill zone of the State within
the altitude range of 600-1800 metres. Shiwalik Hills area up to an altitude
of 600 metres has not been considered as it has been covered in IWDP
(Hills-1 and II). Accordingly, 11 sub-watershed divisions (falling in
10 districts except Tribal Districts) have been selected while covering
602 Gram Panchayats for implementation.
Project cost and duration:
World Bank Share : Rs. 270.00 Cr.
(80%) State Share : Rs.
67.50 Cr. (20%) Total Cost
: Rs. 337.50 Cr.
App. Beneficiarie’s Contribution :Rs 27.50
Total Project outlay : Rs. 365.00 Cr.s
( Beneficiary ’s contribution will not contribute
toward the capital costs of the project but it will
be maintained in a separate account
of the respective Gram Panchayat and utilized as Village Maintenance
and Development Fund .)
The project is of 10 years duration. The project
became operational in October, 2005 and will culminate in 31 March 2016.A
key feature of the Project is the proactive involvement of village
level institutions of self - governance i. e. the Gram Panchayats (GP).
It is envisaged that substantial Project activities, and the Project
funds, would be canalized directly through the GPs.
Additional Financing for Mid Himalayan Watershed Development Project:
Project ID : P130994.
Credit No. : 5159-IN
Negotiation & Agreement signing Date: August 16,2012
Board Date : September 27,2012
Effectiveness Date : January 22,2013
Closing Date : March 31,2016
Project Age : 3 years 2 months
Credit Amount : SDR 24.6 Million equivalent to US $37 Million equivalent to 185.0 Cr.
State Share : US $ 9.25 Million equivalent to 46.25 Cr.
Total Outlay : US $ 46.25 Million equivalent to 231.25 Cr.
|1. An integrated Watershed Management
framework as a strategy
|2. Conservation planning, while
using water as the nucleus for a community-based program of rural
|3. Decentralization of PRIs and
making them sustainable instument of natural resource management.
|4. Cost sharing for promotiing ownership.
|5. Transparency in decision making
and resource allocation.
|6. Targeting vulnerable groups such
as women, landless and nomads with special programmes.
|7. Value addition to agricultural
|8. Improving accessibility.
|Communities being empowered through
capacity building, partnership and accountability mechanism.
|Monitoring and Evaluation
System in HPMHWDP
M & E System for the HP Mid-Himalayan
Watershed Development Project has been framed on results based
systems in accordance with the World Bank’s M & E requirements.
The focus of M & E in the project has shifted from monitoring
implementation to tracking results. Results-based systems build
upon and add to traditional implementation-focused system emphasizing
Baseline- for assessing
the pre-project conditions.
Progress monitoring, for tracking progress against
Performance monitoring-for periodic measurement of progress on quantitative and
qualitative outputs, particularly key performance indicators, using project MIS.
Institutional Performance monitoring-for tracking processes
by incorporating primary stakeholders in a participatory monitoring system, aimed
at enhancing accountability and efficacy of project institutions.
Internal Learning-for purpose of Internal management
review and learning (monthly, Annual) reporting by the project
staff at various levels,particularly at district,block,cluster
and village level.
Impact evaluation- evaluation of impact at mid-term
review and project closing by an independent external agency.
In order to further enhance the project objectives, a participatory
monitoring and evaluation process will be developed shortly by the
project. This process will strengthen community engagement in project
implementation and effectively contribute to the result based monitoring
system in the project. The project objective is to achieve effective
PME in at least 50% of the Gram Panchayats in the next three years.
|Management Information System
The objective of MIS is to fulfill
the needs of information flow and communication right from Gram
Panchayats, WDC, DWDO, RPD, CPD, State Govt. Govt. of India and
World Bank. It will generate various reports for internal and external
stakeholders. The following reports will be generated from the
Management Information System :
and GP wise basic information
wise Information on each component, sub-component, activity
sub activity carried out in the GP.
on beneficiary participation in execution of works including
beneficiary contribution in
cash or kind.
of each DDO office including his sub-disbursers both physical
and financial against planned targets.
of performance on Project key performance indicators.
and progress of training efforts.
report on the various activities-both physical and financial
against planned targets, at GP, WDC, WDO, RPD and
Management Reports to be sent to World Bank, State Government,
Government of India and other authorities.
system should also generate all returns required to be
submitted to various authorities.
of MIS with Financial Management System.
Consultant M/s Price Waterhouse cooper has been engaged to
design and Develop the Management Information System in the