Karnataka State Specific Action Plan (KSSAP) on Water Towards Water Security, Safety and Sustainability - 2050

In order to shape the sustainable strategy for water security of Karnataka, it is critical to understand the water demand of the state across time. With strong growth aspirations, Karnataka’s demand for water is expected to grow significantly in coming years. According to WRG (2012), such a growth aspiration will result in the water demand increasing from 885 TMC in 2008, to about 1,400 TMC by 2030 with a demand  from agriculture projected to increase to 1,003 TMC; domestic water to 120 TMC (double from current) and industrial demand to 274 TMC (four times current use).


Project Snapshot:

Project Name Karnataka State Specific Action Plan (KSSAP) on Water Towards Water Security, Safety and Sustainability - 2050
Project Sanction Date 17 Dec 2018
Project Period Dec 2018 to May 2019
Project Location Karnataka
Project Supported By
Implementation Partner Governance and Democratization
Project Team

Project objectives:

  • Critical analysis of existing water, water policies, regulations, institutions and various ongoing interventions / Schemes / Programmes related water resources.
  • To identify current and future development needs and challenges in all aspects and to formulate performance indicators for each of the water cycle/ dimension component including SDG’s.
  • To formulate annual State / UT Water Budgets and a comprehensive and integrated water plan for WATER SECURITY, SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY TILL 2050.
  • To document assessment / Impact of Climate Change and to formulate a strategic action plan to manage the impact of climate change.

Project Result / Accomplishments:

  • 76 million people in India are without access to safe drinking water.
  • 21% of country’s diseases are water related.
  • Over 329, 000 children under five die due to diarrhea in India in 2015.
  • Across India as a whole, it is estimated that women spend 150 million workdays every year fetching and carrying, equivalent to a national loss of income of INR 10 billion/ 160 million USD.
  • The total potential area to be brought under the micro irrigation (drip and sprinkler) in India is 42.2 million hectare of land, however only 3.9 million hectare of land or 9.2% of the potential is currently under micro irrigation.


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