About the project

Project Brief : The Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Project for low income states (RWSSP-LIS) is being implemented by Drinking Water & Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand with technical & financial support from Government of India & World Bank. The project will be implemented in 6 districts i.eDumka, SaraikelaKharsawan, Jamshedpur, Khunti, Palamu&Garhwa.

Key Features of the RWSSP –LIS project

  • Project period : 6 yrs
  • Total Project Cost –Rs 900 cr. in 6 yrs (Cost Sharing : WB-50%;GOI-29%;State Govt. -20%; Community -1%)
  • Coverage : 6 districts (Khunti, Palamu, SaraikelaKharsawan, East-Singhbhum, Garhwa, Dumka
  • No. of Gram Panchayats – 567
  • No. of Habitations – 3435
  • Population – total 14 lacs approx. (tribal population -4 lacs approx.)

The guiding principles &Project Development Objectives (PDO) of this project are to:

Guiding principles Project Development Objectives
  • Adopt a decentralized service delivery system,
  • Strengthen institutions for enhancing their capacities
  • Water Security for all.
  • Follow a district-wide approach,
  • Follow an integrated approach to water supply and sanitation,
  • Encourage enhanced community participation and contributions –Community contribution towards capital & O & M costs(demand responsiveness)
  • Enhance engagement of the private sector (public pvt partnerships)
  • And promote transparent and accountable processes with robust grievance redressal mechanisms at all levels.
  • ‘Twinning’ with Bank assisted Projects
  • Strengthening of the state level policy and planning activities in RWSS sector
  • Capacity building and institutional strengthening at national and state levels
  • Clearly defining institutional arrangements, roles and responsibilities at various levels (state, district, village)based on decentralized delivery models
  • Strengthening of capacities of all the key stakeholder in planning, designing, development and O&M of water and sanitation services
  • Implementing infrastructure programs with convergence of water, sanitation and environmental sanitation so as to achieve good quality and adequate water for all, open defecation free villages and clean and hygienic surroundings
  • Improving sustainability of drinking water sources, equitable distribution of water and water security at household and village levels
  • Assisting States and communities to adopt financially sustainable and affordable RWSS delivery models
  • Improving institutional capacity at MoDWS to facilitate and scale-up community-driven, decentralized RWSS service delivery.

Project output:

Expected Physical achievements Outputs
  • About 3435 habitations in about 567 GPs covering about 14 lakhs people will be provided with safe and adequate piped water
  • About 567 GPs will prepare comprehensive water security and sanitation plans to make their habitations secure and hygienic
  • Quality affected habitations covered under the Project will be provided with safe and potable water from surface sources
  • Number of people with increased access to piped water supply
  • Number of people with access to improved sanitation facilities
  • Number of people using improved latrines
  • Improvements in O&M cost recovery