Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 18 Aug 2006
PDS Updated as of 05 Mar 2013

Project Name MFF - Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program (Subproject 1)
Country India
Project/Program Number 37066-023
Status Closed
Geographical Location Assam, Orissa and West Bengal
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2248Ordinary capital resources173,909
Counterpart 56,000
TOTAL US$ 229,909

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Although the environmental and social impacts are insignificant, continued monitoring to ensure that the mitigation measures are well implemented is needed.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Review mission will be fielded in August 2009.

During Project Design
The PMGSY guidelines require PIUs to consult with the local community in coordination with the gram (village) panchayat concerned to determine the suitable road alignment, resolve issues of land availability, and address other adverse social and environmental impacts while preparing the detailed project report. PMGSY guidelines set out detailed requirements for a transect walk to be conducted as part of the community consultation process. Representatives of the village and PIU engineers will traverse the entire stretch of the road/path to be improved, and conduct consultations with interested persons. Preparation of the subprojects under the Investment Program follows the PMGSY guidelines and the CPF adopted by each of the Project states to ensure broad community participation at the design and implementation stages
During Project Implementation
The process of community consultation will continue throughout the implementation of the Investment Program.


The Investment Program aims to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The objective will be attained by (i) providing rural habitations in Assam, Orissa and West Bengal with all-weather road connections; (ii) improving efficiency and sustainability of the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) implementation in the three states by providing support for capacity building in technical, safeguard, financial and road safety aspects.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth in rural areas. Poor road connectivity has a strong link to poverty. The Government is trying to redress this problem under PMGSY. The theme of ADB?s Country Strategy and Program (CSP) is mainstreaming poverty reduction. In line with the Government?s priorities for the Tenth Five-Year Plan 2002-2007, this is to be addressed primarily by supporting economic growth, including both high growth and equitable, pro-poor growth. The CSP points to emerging consensus over the importance of infrastructure in poverty reduction, through both its indirect impact on growth leading to increased incomes and employment, and its direct contributions to incomes and employment and reducing human poverty by improving access to social services. The CSP highlights that strong connectivity to link poor rural families to social services and markets is the organizing theme for the transport sector. In line with these thrusts, ADB has been providing assistance to the national rural roads program called Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY, meaning ?Prime Minister?s rural roads program?). The first ADB assistance, the Rural Roads Sector I Project, was approved in November 2003 for $400 million to finance part of PMGSY investment in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program will continue ADB?s support to the sector.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Aug 18
Consulting Services
NRRDA will engage a Loan-financed Technical Support Consultant (TSC) to provide technical support to the SRRDAs in social and environmental safeguards, and road safety. The TSC will comprise a team of domestic experts who will (i) conduct checking of detailed project reports and random checks of roads under contruction to ensure that road safety measures are properly incorporated; (ii) provide support to the PIUs in implementing road safety awareness-raising schemes being developed under the RRSI; (iii) check compliance of subprojects with CPF and EAF/ECOP provisions during subproject preparation and implementation; and (iv) conduct impact monitoring. Under this Project, the TSC for the implementation of the first and second batches and the preparation of the second and third batches of subprojects will be engaged, which will require an estimated total of 72 person-months of consulting services over a two year period. The selection and engagement of the TSC will be in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB, and will be subject to ADB approval with regard to their competence and experience for carrying out the assignment.
Procurement to be financed by the loan for this Project is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on items unit rates are found acceptable to ADB, and have been used for all LCB contracts by the loan for this Project. The PMGSY bidding process follows the single-stage, two-envelope system in which each bidder simultaneously submits its technical and financial proposals in two separate envelopes, and only the financial proposals of technically qualified and responsive bidders will be opened and evaluated.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 26 Aug 2004
Fact-finding 18 Apr 2005 to 06 May 2005
Management Review Meeting 11 Jul 2005
Approval 31 Jul 2006
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2248 31 Jul 2006 29 Aug 2006 18 Oct 2006 31 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2009 09 Oct 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2248 173,909 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2248 173,909 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2248

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Suzuki (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Rural Development
J. K. Mohapatra


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