India: Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 37091-023 Status: Active


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Project Name Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 37091-023
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2669-IND: MFF - Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 35.10 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 Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Due to the slow progress, a SWOT analysis was conducted and results were presented to the Government of Bihar. The consultants are assisting in identifying possible options for restructuring the project to achieve the project outcome. The proposal for restructuring the project will be finalized in 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Progress has been slow. The government, with assistance from ADB and the consultants, will identify an option for restructuring the project.
Geographical Location Bihar (Patna-Nalanda and Muzaffapur)

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project is environmental category B and the initial environmental examination (IEE) with an environmental management plan (EMP) for all sub-projects have been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The implementation of the EMP will be the responsibility of the IVC developer. During detailed engineering stages, the potential developer will conduct further consultations and update the EMP and IEE as needed. The Project Management Unit will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The project will not entail advserse social or resettlement impacts.
Indigenous Peoples The project will not cause negative impacts on indigenous people (IPs) and ethnic minority (EM) groups.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

During the first phase TA, Project components were identified on the basis of sector stakeholders' priorities at State level consultations. Public consultations and field surveys were carried out. Crucial stakeholders for the design of the project included public, private and cooperative sectors at the central and state levels, as well as farmers, entrepreneurs, trade organizations, and financial institutions at the state and local levels.

During the implementation of the second phase TA, mainly the private sector stakeholders were consulted for the preparation of the detailed projects reports of the 4 identified value chains. A general Stakeholders' consultations to increase ownership of project by local rural communities was also carried out.

During Project Implementation

The major consultation and participation (C&P) process that will be undertaken during Project implementation will include the following:

(i) Information Dissemination through Project Website. The nature and details of the Project will be made available in easily understood terms and local languages to inform as many stakeholders as possible. To maintain transparency and keep the communities informed on program details including procurement, EA/IA/Concessionaire will establish Project Websites for each supply chain. These websites will have a key role in disseminating project-related information. There will be Public Information Centers (PIC) to be managed by NGOs which will be hired by EA/Promoter as their implementing agency. The NGO staff will be available at each of the PIC for interacting with the Project communities and providing them with necessary information. A register will be maintained at each of the PICs for registering the queries, suggestions and grievances of the Project communities and the project affected persons (PAPs). Public Consultation and Participation Framework (PCPF) shall ensure that the Project process is inclusive of vulnerable and excluded groups, such as women, disabled and poor and such groups shall be actively targeted, consulted and involved in the Project processes.

(ii) Public Disclosure of Project-related documents. The directly affected persons, irrespective of their legal title and communities will be fully disclosed the extent of Project impacts on their communities and individual households. The policies for mitigation of adverse social and environmental impacts will be disclosed to the influence area peoples particularly the affected persons.

(iii) Consultation with small farmers. One of the major challenges for any project is to reach to the bottom of pyramid. The service provider for the backward linkages of the IVCs will consult with specific groups like female cultivators and traders, and small farmers. This is to ensure that project is inclusive in nature and gives equal opportunity and access to vulnerable target groups.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited by the EA accordig to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants: (i) Technical Advisory Group (for technical support) comprising approximately 290 person-months will be recruited using QCBS; and (ii) 36 person-months consulting inputs for social and environmental safeguard and monitoring, and project monitoring and evaluation will be recruited as individual consultants.
Procurement Concessionaires will be selected by the EA in a transparent manner by adopting competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Goods and works will be procured by the EA following ADB's Procurement Guidelines and on the basis of: (i) international competitive bidding for civil works contracts costing $10 million or more, and for goods and related services costing $1 million or more; (ii) national competitive bidding for civil works contracts costing less than $10 million, and for goods and related services if the cost is between $0.100 million and $1 million. Shopping procedures may be followed if the estimated contract amount is less than $0.100 million for procuring low-value off-the-shelf goods, or simple civil works of low value.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Paolo Spantigati
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Agriculture
Ashok Kumar Sinha
Vikas Bhawan, New Secretariat, Bailey Road, Patna-800015


Concept Clearance 02 Nov 2005
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2010 to 23 Apr 2010
MRM 14 Jul 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 10 May 2016

Loan 2669-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2010 09 Jul 2012 30 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 35.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.10 24 Sep 2010 0.16 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Sep 2010 0.00 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program Environmental Assessment and Measures Oct 2010
Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2010
Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2010
Agribusiness Infrastructure Development Investment Program: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2010

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