India: Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 37091-022

Summary

The TA will help prepare the detailed project reports (DPRs) for 2 end-to-end value chains each for the States of Bihar and Maharashtra, with one value chain including approximately up to 50on-farm centers, up to 3 agribusiness centers, and up to 2 perishable cargo centers (one at airport and one at railway, as appropriate). The 4 value chains developed in the DPRs would constitute the investments to be funded under the first tranche of the proposed multitranche financing facility for the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Project for Bihar and Maharashtra.

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Project Name Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Phase 2)
Project Number 37091-022
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7195-IND: Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA will help prepare the detailed project reports (DPRs) for 2 end-to-end value chains each for the States of Bihar and Maharashtra, with one value chain including approximately up to 50on-farm centers, up to 3 agribusiness centers, and up to 2 perishable cargo centers (one at airport and one at railway, as appropriate). The 4 value chains developed in the DPRs would constitute the investments to be funded under the first tranche of the proposed multitranche financing facility for the Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Project for Bihar and Maharashtra.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Encouraging market-driven agribusiness and the formation of modern agricultural value chains has been a strategic priority in the Government development plans. The agriculture sector is the core of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2008-2012), where diversification aand augmenting and modernizing rural infrastructure are considered as major elements in accelerating agricultural growth and developmen of rural areas. In line with the increased emphasis being given in the 11th FYP to the agriculture and rural development, ADB, in its new country strategy that is being prepared, plans to enhance its role in this area in the years ahead.
Impact The overall impact of the 2nd phase PPTA will be increased private sector investment in and enhanced integration of small farmers, including female farmers, into agricultural value chains for high value crops of Bihar and Maharashtra.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the 2nd phase PPTA will be a project design that the Government of India and ADB will have agreed upon to be financed by the first tranche of the MFF under AIDP.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The 2nd phase PPTA output is expected by the middle of June 2009 and will be a final report comprising of the following: (i) assessment of the market demand/supply for different agricultural value chains to dentify specific location and product-specific infrastructure and facilities gaps; (ii) identification of the project components for each of the selected value chains; and (iii) the DPRs for 4 end-to-end agricultural value chains, 2 per state. The DPRs will include per each value chain the following:

(i) Options analysis followed by detailed feasibility studies, such as technical feasibility (component sizing and costing), environmental and social acceptability, financial feasibility, legal and institutional issues.

(ii) Risk assessment and proposed mitigation measures.

(iii) Project structuring for Public Private Partnership (PPP)

(iv) Detailed Project Costing and financing plan.

(v) Procurement Options and Plan.

(vi) Ownership structure of the various infrastructure along the value chain.

(vii) Land requirements and purchase methods, if required.

(viii) Identified pool of potential private players/investors to elicit responsive bids.

(ix) Bid and contract documents for the various infrastructures along the identified value chains.

(x) Monitoring and evaluation system for the project

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bihar and Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The 2008 Country Programming Mission confirmed the Project with the Ministry of finance and Ministry of Agriculture. During the completed PPTA, state and central government agencies, as well as beneficiaries, farmers, the private sector, agro-processors, and other stakeholders were involved through (i) participatory planning workshops to conceptualize project components; and (ii) focus group discussions and consultation workshops to feedback the findings and recommendations of the designing team. The subject TA will hold further detailed discussions with the sector stakeholders and the pool of potential private sector investors through additional focus group discussions and meetings.
During Project Implementation During the implementation of the TA, mainly the private sector stakeholders will be consulted for the preparation of the detailed projects reports of the identified value chains. A general Stakeholders' consultations to increase ownership of project by local rural communities were also carried out.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants' inputs will amount to 30 person-months (pm), 28 national and 2 international, for 2 dedicated teams for each state, consisting mainly of the following specialists: Agricultural Supply Chain Expert (6 pm); Infrastructure Specialists (Agricultural, Logistics, and Industrial Infrastructure) 7 pm; Cold Chain Expert (2 pm; Master Planner (2 pm); Project Finance/PPP (4pm); Legal/PPP Contracts Expert (3 pm); (viii) Social Development Specialist (2 pm); (ix) Environmentalist (2 pm). The TA will finance the services of consultants who will be engaged through a firm by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Ahsan Tayyab
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Dept.of Cooperation & Agricultural Marketing S. K. GoelSec_coop & mkt@maharashtra.gov.inGovernemnt of Maharashtra, Mumbai, 400 032
Department of Agriculture S. Vijayaraghavanv_raghavan@nic.inBihar, Patna
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2008
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 21 Jul 2011

TA 7195-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2008 27 Apr 2009 27 Apr 2009 30 Jun 2009 31 Oct 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 10 Dec 2008 915,380.45

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