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SECTOR PROGRAM

A vision 2020 has been conceived for the RWSS Sector keeping in view the exigencies of ensuring sustainability in the sector. The Govt. of Uttarakhand Vide GO No. 2120/29/04-2(22 Pay)/2004 Drinking Water Section dated 18th August, 2004 has conceived the following vision which is as below:

The rural local government in partnership with rural communities; shall plan, design, construct, operate and maintain their water supply and sanitation schemes; so that they get potable water and attain health and hygiene benefits; the Government of Uttarakhand and its sector institutions shall act as supporter, facilitator and co-financier and as per need shall provide technical assistance, training and cater for bigger construction works and emergent conditions

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) regarding Water and Sanitation;, states that by year 2015 Reduce by half the proportion of people without suitable access to drinking water and basic sanitation. In accordance with it, the Govt. of Uttarakhand has prioritized URWSS as a key area of its development agenda in view of the MDG. To scale up the reform principles in the rural water supply and sanitation sector the State Interim decided to implement URWSS program on Sector Wide Approach (SWAp principles).

The Project development objective is to improve the effectiveness of rural water supply and sanitation (RWSS) services through decentralization and the increased role of the Panchayati Raj Institutions and the involvement of local communities in the state under pre-planning, planning, implementation, operation & maintenance of the schemes as per the 73rd amendment of Constitution.

AT A GLANCE

Sector Program implementation: November 2006 to December 2015

Agencies: Uttarakhand Peyjal Nigam, Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan & Project Management Unit (Swajal)

Sector Program : Rs. 1505.00 Crore ($ 350 million)

Credit ID: 42320-IN

Inside SWAp: Rs. 955.00 Crore ( $ 224 million)

Outside SWAp: Rs. 550.00 Crore ($ 126 million)

Sector Financing:

IDA: Rs. 516 Crore ($ 120.0 million)

GoI, GoUK & Communities: Rs. 989 Crore ($230 million)

Long Term Goals of the Sector Program

Medium Term Goals of the Sector Program

Project Components:

Component A: URWSS Sector Development (US$ 5 million):

Component B: URWSS Infrastructure Investments (US$ 197 million):

Component C: URWSS Program Management Support and M&E (US$ 22 million):

Component A: URWSS Sector Development (US$ 5 million): It aims to support the state's sector reform process by establishing and enhancing its institutional capacity to implement, manage, and sustain the state's medium-term sector development program through the following sub components:

Component B: URWSS Infrastructure Investments (US$ 197 million): It aims to improve service and sustainable access to URWSS services by financing the following investments:

Component C: URWSS Program Management Support and M&E (US$ 22 million): It aims to support: