Nonsovereign Project | 36915-014 Status: Approved

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Project Number 36915-014
Country India
Location from Siliguri, West Bengal, to Mandaula near Delhi
Approval Number 7183/1991
Type or Modality of Assistance
7183 Loan INR 62.25 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Shinya Kondo
Project Sponsor(s) Tata Power Company Limited (Tata Power)
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The overall objective of ADB's operational strategy for India is to reduce poverty by achieving faster and broad-based economic growth, developing human resources, narrowing gender disparities, strengthening good governance for socioeconomic development, enhancing and sustaining private sector activities, protecting the environment, and promoting regional cooperation. However, India's lack of access to concessional ADB assistance constrains ADB's operations in India. The operational strategy addresses poverty reduction primarily through support for infrastructure-led growth.

Consistent with its overall country strategy for India, ADB focuses its operations on removing infrastructure bottlenecks and improving supply-side by supporting priority public investments and catalyzing private investments in the power sector. Particular emphasis is on creating a conducive private sector environment, including the regulatory framework, competitive mechanisms, and appropriate tariff setting mechanisms, as well as risk-sharing and risk-mitigating measures. In this respect, the role of build-own-transfer (BOT) projects, which are developed under competitive and transparent processes to meet the infrastructure needs of ADB's developing member countries, is significant in attracting private sector investment to the energy sector. Public-private partnership is also encouraged to take advantage of the higher operational efficiencies that private operators can achieve. The project is consistent with ADB's sector strategy.

Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2002
Due Diligence 22 Oct 2002
Credit Committee Meeting 14 Nov 2002
Approval 16 Jan 2003
PDS Creation Date 08 May 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2013

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Title Document Type Document Date
Tala-Delhi Power Transmission Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2003

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