Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 07 May 2009
PDS Updated as of 26 Sep 2014

Project Name Supporting an Initiative for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
Country India
Project/Program Number 42510-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location India
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 Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7342Japan Special Fund1,500
Counterpart 375
TOTAL US$ 1,875

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations were held with the Government during project design
During Project Implementation
As part of ongoing activities, consultations are being held with stakeholders, including private sector parties.


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of India (the Government) has emphasized the criticality of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for addressing infrastructure gaps in India. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the Government in the mainstreaming of PPPs through its technical assistance programs. With a view to improving infrastructure in the rural sector, the Government and ADB agreed on the objective, scope, implementation arrangements, and financing plan for a capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) to be provided in support of a flagship Government program, the Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA). This CDTA is in line with (i) ADB's Country Strategy and Program Update 2006-2008 , (ii) ADB's long term strategic framework (Strategy 2020) expectations for greater ADB involvement in private sector development, and (iii) Country Operations Business Plan 2008-2010.

Development Impact

Improved coverage and sustainability of rural infrastructure and rural employment generation

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Increased acceptance for , and involvement of, the private sector in providing rural infrastructure in selected areas, consistent with the PURA PPP framework of MORD
Progress Towards Outcome
9 Pilot PURA projects were developed in the first phase, of which concession agreements were signed for three. On the basis of experiences with the first phase, MORD has launched a second phase of PURA pilot projects.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Policy and regulatory framework development 2. Development of unit and scheme rollout procedures 3. Capacity building in local governments 4. Pilot project development Policy and regulatory framework development Development of unit and scheme rollout procedures Capacity building in local governments Pilot project development
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
In the first phase, 9 pilot PURA projects have been developed (3 have been signed), and the second phase of PURA pilot projects has been launched. A workshop on development of PURA was held in March 2012 which was attended by all stakeholders. Capacity building firm has developed training modules. Request for Proposal (RFP) for PURA 2.0 was issued on 28 April 2014 to applicants shortlisted through the EOI process. Concept plan in response to RFP has been received from the shortlisted bidders; and evaluation report for the RFP stage has been prepared.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2009 Jun 17
Consulting Services
Consultants selected under the TA are in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 24 Apr 2009
Fact-finding 09 Mar 2009 to 20 Mar 2009
Management Review Meeting
Approval 11 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7342 11 Sep 2009 12 Oct 2009 12 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2012 30 Sep 2014


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 7342 1,500 1,500 1,134 366 930 570

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Shalini Singh (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Department of Economic Affairs


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