Hydrology Project, Phase II,
The UT of Puducherry has been included in the
second phase, since 2006 onwards.
The project outlay of HP-II, Puducherry is
Rs. 13.18 Crores (Base cost) and Rs. 14.61
Crores (Revised Cost) and was originally
intended for implementation over a period of 6
years starting from 2006-07 till 2011-12. Now,
it has been extended till 31.5.2014.
Name of the Project : Hydrology Project, Phase-II
Loan Number : 4749 – IN
Date of effectiveness
of the project : 05/04/2006
Project duration : 6 Years originally, now
extended for 2 more years.
Funding Agency : International Bank for
Rate of interest :London Inter Bank Offered Rate
Construction of 37 numbers of observation tube
wells to strengthen the existing ground water level
data collection network.
Establishment of 2 Full Climatic Stations for
strengthening the Weather Monitoring and
hydrometeorological data collection network.
Establishment of a Level II + Water testing
laboratory in Pondicherry region capable of
analyzing 75 parameters.
Sophisticated Groundwater ,Surface water and
Water quality monitoring equipments to be
Construction of one State of-the-art Data Centre for
housing-in the water resources related data.
Establishment of flow monitors for monitoring flow of
water in the rivers and canals at 4 locations to quantify
the run off.
Training of technical staff in handling of latest
equipments ,project management, water related issues
and in processing of water related data.
Conduct of a Purpose Driven Study(PDS) for improving
the recharge potential in the NW parts of Puducherry
region at a total cost of Rs. 97.45 lakhs.
Year wise approved outlay of the project (Revised Cost table 12) (Rs in Lakhs)
0 11.96 24.59 63.75 63.59 263.25 861.71 134.45 37.85 1461.17
• The details of funds provided by Government of Puducherry , as a
Grant In Aid under Minor Irrigation Sector and the details of
expenditure are as follows
Funds released to
HP-II (Rs. In Lakhs)
(Rs. In lakhs)
1. 2005-06 138.00 -
2. 2006-07 137.00 9.72
3. 2007-08 - 20.65
4. 2008-09 - 24.31
5. 2009-10 - 79.01
6. 2010-11 200.00 191.81
7. 2011-12 400.00 263.88
8 2012-13 80.19 335.28
9 2013-14 304.00 244.88
10 2014-15 (upto April 2014) - 15.73
Total 1259.19 1185.26
Out of the total expenditure of Rs. 11.85 Crores, an
amount of Rs.10.09 Crores has been
recommended for reimbursement by the CAAA
The reimbursed amounts are credited directly to
the Ministry of Home Affairs’ account by the World
Bank, and in turn , the MHA has released Rs. 9.96
Crores to the GOPy. during March, 2014.
THE TARGETED 37 NUMBERS OF OBSERVATION TUBEWELLS HAVE BEEN
An Automatic Weather Station with Telemetry system for
collecting the hydrometeorological data has been
ACHIVEMENTS OF THE PROJECT -cont’d
Construction of State Data Centre and
Level II+ laboratory buildings, has been
completed on 17.12.2011.
ACHIVEMENTS OF THE PROJECT -cont’d
Status of Level II+ laboratory
a) The establishment of Level II+ laboratory is nearing
b) Supply order for procurement of the remaining lab
equipments (Phase II) issued and will become full
fledged as soon as the Inductively Coupled Plasma
meter, Gas Chromatograph and Water purifier
equipments are supplied and installed by the
33 nos. of DWLRs with telemetry at a total cost of
Rs. 33 lakhs, have been procured and installed in
the observation tubewells established under HP-II.
More than 100 nos. of technical and non technical
officials have been trained in various disciplines on
water resources management and in the World
Bank procedures since the inception of the project.
A full fledged GIS Data centre has been established
A technical library
consisting of around
100 reference books on
GIS, ground water
water modelling and
water quality aspects,
for use of the technical
officials of the
Puducherry, has been
A well equipped
training hall with a
seating capacity of
participants , has
been created under
the project , in the
state data centre
A website for dissemination of the water
resources data, in the name style of
www.pdywaterinfo.in has been created in
accordance to the norms of the Project.
Collected the historical rainfall data for a
period of 100 years
Water level data for a period of 30 years
Ground Water quality data collected for the
past 4 years
Lithological data of the existing bore wells
located in the PDS area have been collected
The sites for construction of recharge
structures have been identified.
The details of surface water bodies, and
major channels have been digitized.
Land use pattern and cropping pattern
Village boundaries have been digitized and
separate layers created for village
boundaries, water bodies, rivers and its
Recharge area identified
Construction of recharge structures
Construction of observation wells under
As per the financial covenants of HP-II, the
Audit reports of accounts for the financial
years till 2012-13(2006-07 to 20012-13) have
been sent to the Ministry of Water Resources,
for onward transmission to the World Bank.
To ensure the sustainability of the deliverables of the
project and maintenance of the assets created under
the project, a society in the name style of
“Puducherry Water Resources Organization
(PWRO)”, has been created which will be funded by
the Government of Puducherry.