India: Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1

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Project Name Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1
Project Number 38272-023
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2410-IND: Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
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Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

A core objective of the Government's 10th Five-year Plan (2002-2007) and the Approach Paper for the 11th Five-Year Plan (2007-2012) is reducing interstate disparities. Uttarakhand, as one of the less-developed states, is prioritized for investments in urban infrastructure to support the growth of the state's leading economic sectors of tourism and industry, and to cater to the needs of a rapidly growing urban population. A major thrust of the Government's urban policy is the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1994 which promotes decentralized urban governance. With the recently announced Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (KNNURM), the Government reaffirms its commitment to sustainable urban development through linking capital investments to reforms. At the state level, the Uttarakhand government's urban policy and plans to reiterate those of the national strategies and reflect increasing outlays on urban infrastructure. More importantly, the Uttarakhand government's initiation of major urban reforms and the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Government to implement comprehensive reforms under the JNNURM demostrate the Uttarakhand government's commitment not only to developing physical infrastructure but also to sustainable service delivery.

The Investment Program has been guided by the above policy framework, and aims to provide critically needed urban infrastructure and services. It combines capital investments with support to the Uttarakhand government's urban reform action plan to ensure sustainable outcomes. The Investment Program targets selected urban centers which will lead industrial and tourism growth while contributing to the reduction of poverty.

Impact Improved quality of life for the urban residents in Uttarakhand's selected towns of strategic importance.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The expected outcome of the Investment Program is increased access to better quality and sustainable urban infrastructure and services for about 1.9 million people expected to be living in Dehradun, Nainital, and Haridwar by the end of project period (2016).
Progress Toward Outcome 0.16 million people already benefitted from improved water supply
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Implemented water supply subproject in Dehradun

Implemented water supply subproject in Nainital

Implemented water supply subproject in Haridwar

Implemented sewerage subproject in Dehradun

Strengthened ULBs

Restructured WSS utilities for efficient and financially sustainable service delivery

Increased local revenues and improved financial management

Prepared PPP packages for selected subprojects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Works completed and commissioned.

146 km of water pipeline laid and 92 km tested

21 number of water reservoirs constructed of which 10 commissioned.

122 numbers of pumps installed of which 119 pumps have been commissioned

Work is ongoing

66.0 km laid.

Nearing Completion.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The Investment Program is designed to improve environmental quality and living conditions in urban areas through the provision of basic urban services. Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) conducted for the Investment Program show that net subproject environmental benefits are positive and extensive, and include (i) reduced polluation of water resources due to discharge of untreated sewage and indiscriminate solid-waste disposal from sewerage and sewage treatment, and municipal solid-waste management investments; (ii) increased availability of adequate potable water at appropriate pressure from water supply subprojects; (iii) better public health, particuarly a reduction in waterborne and infectious diseases through water supply, sewerage and sewage treatment, and a municipal solid-waste management investments; (iv) improved asthetics from the improvement of urban roads, sewerage and sewage treatment, and municipal solid-waste management works; (v) reduced exposure to suspended particulates and noise pollution; and (vi) increased pedestrian safety through urban roads and traffic management. Potential negative environmental impacts are mostly localized and temporary, and are mostly related to dust, noise, and access disruptions due to construction activities and construction-related waste disposal. These impacts can largely be avoided through proper subproject design (particularly in siting), or mitigated through proper mitigation measures and environmental management.

Environmental subproject selection guidelines further ensure that the Investment Program will not have significant negative environmental impacts. Impacts that are potentially significant and permanent in nature have been identified, and environmental subproject selection guidelines will not allow subprojects with such impacts. To ensure compliance with Government and ADB policies, guidelines, and requirements, an environmental assessment and review framework to guide the implementation of future subprojects has been developed.

Involuntary Resettlement The Investment Program will minimize resettlement impacts by prioritizing rehabilitation and optimization work within existing facilities. New construction is proposed on vacant government land where feasible. Tranche 1 will not require any land acquisition. The main resettlement impacts will be due to rehabilitation and laying of pipe networks, and these impacts are temporary in nature. A short resettlement plan has been prepared to address the resettlement need. Resettlement impacts are to be further minimized through careful adjustment of the alignment during detailed design and subproject implementation. To ensure compliance with Government and ADB policies and requirements on involuntary resettlement, a resettlement framework was prepared on the basis of the Government's Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (LAA, amended in 1984) and the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007 (NRRP); and ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement Policy. The resettlement framework will guide the acquisition (if required), compensation, and other assistance measures for affected persons. Resettlement plans will be prepared for subprojects based on the resettlement framework. Subprojects with significant impacts require full resettlement plans, while subprojects with insignificant impacts will require short resettlement plans. Resettlement plans will ensure that socioeconomic conditions and the needs and priorities of vulnerable groups are identified, and that the process of land acquisition and resettlement does not disadvantage vulnerable groups. In tranche 1 Investment Program towns, initial screening for impact on indigenous peoples show that there will be no impacts. The Investment Program will result in environmental and public health benefits to the whole program population. The likelihood of subprojects affecting indigenous peoples is small and likely impacts are addressed by resettlement plans.
Indigenous Peoples An indigenous peoples development framework has been formulated to ensure that appropriate indigenous peoples development plans or specific actions will be formulated in compliance with ADB's Policy on Indigenous Peoples, and to enable equal sharing of Program benefits should a future subproject have impacts on indigenous peoples.
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Responsible ADB Officer Saugata Dasgupta
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Urban Development DepartmentMs. Nindhi Mani Tripathiuusdip@gmail.comGovernment of Uttarakhand
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Sep 2004
Fact Finding -
MRM 05 Mar 2008
Approval 01 Feb 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Oct 2008
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2015

Loan 2410-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Feb 2008 23 Oct 2008 17 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2012 25 Jan 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 01 Feb 2008 56.06 0.00 93%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 01 Feb 2008 39.84 0.00 66%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Projects 1 and 2: Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Social Monitoring Report (July - September 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Projects 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program-Project 1: Kargi Zone Sewerage System Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Social Monitoring Report (April - June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1 & 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Social Monitoring Report (January - March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports May 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1 & 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2014
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Sewerage System in Kargi Zone, Dehradun Resettlement Plans May 2012
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program: Biannual Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2012
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2011
Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program - Project 1: Updated Short Resettlement Plan -Bandal Raw Water Main Resettlement Plans Nov 2010

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