v As many as 39266 people benefited from the CIF and 47566 persons benefited

V as many as 39266 people benefited from the cif and

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(v) As many as 39,266 people benefited from the CIF, and 47,566 persons benefited from the AIF. The project achieved its revised target coverage of 65 slums in the four project cities and promoted community ownership of the developed facilities. A policy decision was taken to form community group committees (CGC) whose membership included more than 50% women to promote gender-balanced, local community-based governance; 65 CGCs were formed with 760 members, of whom 556 (73.1%) women. 33 The CGCs were responsible for coordinating and overseeing the initiatives relating to water supply and sanitation, and they continue to operate after project completion 29 In Indore, the project completion review mission observed that works executed at the intake and water treatment plant were of good quality and properly maintained, and that water was successfully brought up to the city. It also observed that in few areas works related to the water distribution network undertaken towards the end of the project did not benefit consumers as planned. The project objectives will be fully achieved when operational issues and lack of interconnections with the existing system are addressed. 30 Focused group discussion in Gwalior during the project completion review mission confirmed that people perceive the SWD subproject as highly successful as it has helped prevent or reduce the duration of waterlogging. 31 ADB. 2014. Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation: Endline Evaluation Reports for Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, and Jabalpur . New Delhi. 32 At Jabalpur, arrangements have been made to improve the utilization of created assets. The STP, which was previously underutilized, has recently started receiving flow from a diversion on Omati nallah (a major drainage channel that receives the majority of the city’s wastewater) , with a mechanism for the screening of solids. The Jabalpur municipal corporation is in the process of making the STP functional. The ULB has decided to engage the services of an independent O&M contractor for sewerage facilities, using its own resources. 33 The majority of the CGCs visited during the project completion review mission were found to be functional.
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11 11 by liaising with local government officials. The project ensured women’s representation in leadership positions within the CGC, and provided equal training opportunities to men and women. Community capacity building involved 953 persons, of whom 727 (76.2%) were women. Vocational training was provided to 4,490 people, of whom 3,610 (80.4%) were women. Women were encouraged to learn and pursue non-traditional livelihood activities such as motor driving and masonry work. 34 Educational support benefited 1,228 school children, including 740 girls (60.2%). A total of 24,356 slum dwellers, including 16,604 women (68.1%), participated in health camps. During appraisal, women prioritized toilets and an improved water supply. The communities influenced designs in many instances.
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