Mid-Term Review of the Jalanidhi Project held at TVM
Thiruvananthapuram 21st March 2015: The WorldBank has carried out the Mid-Term Review (MTR) Mission to review the original project design and assess extent to which project scope and activities and implementation processes of the second Jalanidhi Project. The MTR mission was held from 16th to 20th of March 2015 at Thiruvananthapuram. The specific objective of the mission was to propose changes in the project design if required. The mission led by Shri.Srinivas Rao Podippireddy, Task Team Leader and comprise of Mr. G.V. Ahayankar, Mr. RR.Mohan, Dr.Mohan, Ms.Vandana Mehara, Ms.Vandana Batnagar, Dr.Susheel Samuel, Dr.Primal Sadaphal, Mr.Ramanujam, Ms.Surekha Pillai, Ms. Mili Varghese, Mr.Vedamurthy, Ms.Enoka. The team reviewed the overall progress, implementation issues, relevance of the project design and institutional arrangements, and assessed the key challenges and lessons learnt. The team has hence provided guidance on corrective measures for speedy implementation and disbursement. The Mission had met Hon.Chief Minister Shri.Oomen Chandi and Hon. Minister for Water Resources Shri.P.J.Joseph and appraised the project review progress. The Mission had detailed meetings with Mr.V.J.Kurian IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, WRD, Dr.K.M.Abraham, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, Mr.James Varghese. IAS, Principal Secretary, LSGD, Mr.Rajan Khobragade.IAS, Secretary , LSGD, Mr.Ajith Patil IAS, Managing Director , KWA, Dr.Vasuki, Executive Director, Suchithwa Mission, Mr.T.Bhaskaran.IAS, Executive Director , KRWSA and Directors , officers of KRWSA and KWA.
Report: HRD Team
Preparatory Workshop on MTR-Review and Forward held at Kozhikode.
Kozhikode 3rd March 2015: In connection with the Mid-Term Review, KRWSA has organized three days workshop at Hotel Malabar Palace, Kozhikode, from 28th February to 2nd March 2015 to evolve the proposals for the Mid-Term Review. The Team Members of World Bank, Officers of KRWSA, KWA and Stakeholders were attended in the workshop. The objectives of the workshop are to discuss and deliberate on project progress, achievements in fulfilling the project objectives and to develop proposals for way forward. Shri M.Premlal Director (HRD) delivered the welcome address. Shri T. Bhaskaran IAS, Executive Director, KRWSA delivered the opening remarks regarding MTR mission and objective of the workshop. The inaugural programme addressed by Shri.Srinivas Rao Podipireddy, Task Team Leader, The World Bank Mission has emphasized the importance of the Mid Term Review and changes required to move forward to meet the project objectives and the targets. During the workshop brain storming sessions, discussion and presentation on various components such as financial, technical, operational, capacity building, IEC and implementation issues from the field etc were held. Discussion on KWA partnership and Multi WSS progress were also held. The outcome of the workshop was useful for retrospection and prepares a forward plan for Jalanidhi second project.
Report: HRD Team
O&M Training for Kottayam GP conducted
KTM, 10 Feb 15 : KRWSA organized two days training for TL, SE & CDS of SO and Project Commissioners of Batch II Gramapanchayaths on Operation & Maintenance (O & M) of BGs under RPMU Idukki. The main objective of the training is to orient SO officials and Project Commissioners on O & M aspects of BG in a holistic manner along with the sustainability of schemes. The two day training programme has been arranged for Gramapanchayaths in Kottayam Districts on 10 and 11.02.2015 at Chaithanya Training Centre, Thellakam, Kottayam. The participants of the programme include from Team leader, Senior Engineer, Community Development Specialist from Supporting organisation and Project Commissioner and Junior Project Commissioner of GPST in each Gramapanchayaths of Kottayam District.
Report: HRD Team
Secretary for Water Resources visited KRWSA
Tvpm,19 Jan: Secretary for Water Resources Smt. Tinku Biswal, IAS visited KRWSA today. The Secretary had meeting with the Executive Director Sri. T Bhaskaran IAS and all other Directors of KRWSA, regarding the project progress and details.All senior officials of KRWSA attended
MTR Mission member Mrs. Surekha Pillai visited KRWSA
Tvpm, 14 Jan: The IEC Specialist from The World Bank Mrs. Surekha Pillai visited KRWSA. The visit was in relation with the mid-term review mission of the WB. She visited several project gramapanchayaths, and interacted with several beneficiaries and officials. The IEC seminar conducted at Wyanad was very participatory. Sri. Premlal M, Director HRD, Sri. Arun Raj, Director M&E, Sri. EV Krishnan, RPD Kannur, Sri. Yohannan, Tribal Development Specialist, Sri. Sureshbabu, Dy. Dir Training, Sri. Shaheer , Manager CD, Sri. Joy M Francis, Communication Strategist and several officers accompanied.
Short Technical Mission of World Bank visited KRWSA
Tvpm, 20, Dec: The Short Technical Mission of World Bank visited KRWSA. The team headed by Sri. Bala Menon and Sri. Sreenivas Rao Podippireddy, reached Trivandrum before a week. The team had several discussions and field visits. The team came for evaluating the project status, before the Mid –term Review Mission. KRWSA Executive Director Sri. T Bhaskaran, IAS headed the discussions and all Directors and senior officials participated.