Jaladhare – water supply project – Bengaluru

Jaladhare – water supply project – Bengaluru

Jaladhare drinking water supply project is a big  project, which will be implemented by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department.  The project aims to provide piped water supply to every village in the state.

Raising a loan for Jaladhare project :

The State Government of Karnataka is planning to raise a loan of US $400 million which comes to about Rs.2,800 crore from Beijing head quartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to fund drinking water supply project Jaladhare.

Key numbers under the Jaladhare project :

Estimated cost of Jaladhare project :  Rs.53,000 crore

Supply target – 85 litres per capita per day

Coverage : 4.02 crore rural population

Water Requirement : 78 tmcft

Live storage capacity in reservoirs/dams : 665 tmcft.

Aim of Jaladhare project :

The Jaladhare project aims to provide piped water supply to all rural households over a period of 7 years in the State of Karnataka.  This project cover a population of 4 crore people. 

Water for the project will be drawn from reservoirs, canals and perennial rivers.

Funding for the project :

The Central Government has cleared the loan proposal for water supply project and the Finance Ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs has recommended Jaladhare Project for AIIB Funding. 

If the project gets approved, this will be the 2nd project from Karnataka to be funded by the Beijing headquartered Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). 

The first project funded was to construct the Gottigere-Nagavara Metro line at a cost of $335.

With Jaladhare project, the Government is planning to redo water supply.  The main focus will be from ground water to surface water.

According to Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, “from 1985, Karnataka invested heavily on ground water-based supply schemes.  But due to recurring drought, ground water has failed and the investment has become redundant”.

Jaladhare in phases :

The first phase of Jaladhare covers Raichur, Vijayapura, Kolar and Mandya Districts.

  • Raichur gets water from Narayanapura and Tungabadra reservoirs.
  • Vijayapura gets pipes water from Almatti and Narayanapura reservoirs.
  • Mandya gets water from KRS and
  • The source of water for Kolar is from Yettinahole project. 

The project Yettinahole plans to cover Kolar, Hassan, Tumakuru, Chikkaballapur and Bengaluru rural districts. 

The cost for these 4 districts will be amount to Rs.6000 crore.

Second phase of Jaladhare covers Belgavi, Kulbargi and Shivamogga.

Hassan-Deve Gowda

Deve Gowda


Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933 to Shri Dodde Gowda and Smt. Devamma in Haradanahalli, a village in Holenarasipura taluk) is an Indian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997. He was previously the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha and is the National President of the Janata Das (Secular) Party.

Elected From Hassan.

Education– Diploma in Civil Engineering educated at Smt. L.V.Polytechnic, Hassan

Positions Held

1962-1989 Member-Karnataka Legislative Assembly (7 times)
1972-1976 Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
1983-1988 Minister for Public Works and Irrigation, Government of Karnataka
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1994-1994 Member-Committee on Commerce, Member-Joint Parliamentary Committee on Fertilizers, Member-Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
1994 President, Janata Dal, Karnataka
1994-1996 Chief Minister of Karnataka
Jun, 1996-April, 1997 Prime Minister of India and also in charge of Ministries/Departments of Petroleum and Chemicals, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, Home Affairs, Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Urban Affairs and Employment and Non-conventional Energy Sources.
1996-1998 Member, Rajya Sabha
Nov. 1996 – Apr. 1997 Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term), National President, Janata Dal (S)
2002 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha in a by-election (3rd term)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
31.08.2009 Member, Committee on Defence
2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
01.09.2014 Member, Standing Committee on Defence.

Participated in the freedom struggle as a student leader; Member, Indian National Congress, 1952-62; imprisoned under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency 1976; Member, (i) Taluk Development Board; and (ii) Co-operative Societies. Special Interests : Agriculture and horticulture
Favourite Pastimes  and Recreation: Reading
Countries Visited : Widely travelled; as Minister, Chief Minister, Prime Minister and as a Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London.