Kosi Flood Recovery and Reconstruction

What is the Project About

Kosi Flood Recovery and Reconstruction Project

The 2008 Kosi floods affected three million people in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states. In partnership with the government of Bihar, this project supported recovery processes in the aftermath of the floods, including settlement and habitat planning to reduce disaster risk. An owner-driven reconstruction pilot has since been upscaled across flood-affected districts in the state.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What have we accomplished so far
  • The government of Bihar has upscaled the pilot to re-build 100,000 houses in the worst-affected districts of Madhepura, Saharsa and Supaul

  • Evidence generated through rapid assessments of community infrastructure, risk reduction plans and development of water body plantations was used to build a Geographic Information System database to provide inputs in the preparation of district rehabilitation, reconstruction, mitigation and development plans

  • Technical capacities of government and communities enhanced through training

  • District Management Support Cells established in five districts to ensure effective implementation of the government of Bihar’s programme

  • Eight Kosi Setu Kendras or grassroots facilitation hubs established in eight of the worst affected areas in the region

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 1,100,438

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2011 US$ 152,015
Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2009
Estimated End Date:
2011
Geographic Coverage:
Five districts in Bihar (Araria, Madhepura, Purnea, Saharsa and Supaul)
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
MDG:
Goal 1- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 7- Ensure environmental sustainability
Project Officer:
G. Padmanabhan
Partners:
Government of Bihar
Highlights
  • The 2008 Kosi floods affected three million people in Bihar
  • Kosi Reconstruction and Recovery project supported recovery processes in the aftermath of 2008 floods
  • Owner-driven reconstruction pilot upscaled across flood-affected districts in the state to rebuild 100,000 homes
  • District Management Support cells established in five districts
  • Eight Kosi Setu Kendras or grassroots facilitation hubs established in eight of the worst-affected areas
  • Geographic Information System database built to provide inputs in district rehabilitation plans