India: Jharkhand State Roads Project

Sovereign Project | 40005-013

Summary

The Project will rehabilitate and improve a 311 kilometer (km) state torad from Govindpur to Sahebganj (via Jamtara, Dumka, and Barhet) to a two-lane standard. The improved road will become a backbone of the northeastern part of the state, and connect it to National Highway 2 (NH2), the state's main highway, and to the larger national highway network.

The Project will also enhance the project management skills of the officials of the Road Construction Department (RCD) of the state government of Jharkhand (GOJH) through involvement in activities that are central to project management, such as project design, implementation planning, procurement, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental management, utility shifting, contract management, and financial management. This will be replicated by RCD for future road improvement projects.

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Jharkhand State Roads Project Aug 2013

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Project Name Jharkhand State Roads Project
Project Number 40005-013
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2594-IND: Jharkhand State Roads Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 174.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The Project will rehabilitate and improve a 311 kilometer (km) state torad from Govindpur to Sahebganj (via Jamtara, Dumka, and Barhet) to a two-lane standard. The improved road will become a backbone of the northeastern part of the state, and connect it to National Highway 2 (NH2), the state's main highway, and to the larger national highway network.

The Project will also enhance the project management skills of the officials of the Road Construction Department (RCD) of the state government of Jharkhand (GOJH) through involvement in activities that are central to project management, such as project design, implementation planning, procurement, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation, environmental management, utility shifting, contract management, and financial management. This will be replicated by RCD for future road improvement projects.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Jharkhand is one of four states in India with a poverty incidence above 40%. It was created in 2000 out of the southern half of the state of Bihar, and a high proportion of its population is tribal. Socioeconomic indicators reveal that significant improvements are needed in terms of income, literacy, health, and access to basic amenities.

Jharkhand has prominent industrial cities, due to its abundant natural and mineral resources, but also has the highest rural poverty incidence in India. Industrial activities are concentrated in the area south of NH2, which connects Delhi to Kolkata and forms part of the core national transport network called the golden quadrilateral. The area to the north of NH2 lacks major industrial activities despite its rich mineral reserves. The poor quality of the road infrastructure is one factor constraining the development of this part of the state.

The Project proposes to address the disparities within Jharkhand by providing a good transportation network in a hitherto neglected area, and will contribute to reducing interstate disparities in India, which is one of the key goals of the Government's 11th Five Year Plan for 2007-2012.

Impact Improved surface transport accessibility in the State of Jharkhand
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved mobility and accessibility in the project area
Progress Toward Outcome Travel time and vehicle operating costs will be reduced once the project roads are completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rehabilitated and improved state roads

Systems for improved project management

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

The overall progress is slow. This slow progress is mainly due to acute cash flow of contractors. Government of Jharkhand has been implementing certain measures, with approval of State Cabinet, for easing cash flow and accelerating the progress of project.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests issued Stage I clearance in January 2013, Stage II clearance in October 2013 and the final Stage III Clearance in August 2014. The permissions for 2 Railway Over Bridges are in advanced stage.

The management information system (MIS) is operational.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

There are no major environment safeguard issues besides the need to start regular documentation of monitoring activities.

Forestry clearance for removal of trees in forest areas is awaiting MOEF's approval

Involuntary Resettlement

(i) Two RP implementation NGOs have been mobilized. The NGOs have submitted the inception reports for all the four packages.

(ii) The activities of land acquisition and resettlement have been progressing. RCD is in possession of 95% of the land.

Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations and meetings with the project communities were organized during the course of the social analysis to ascertain their response to the construction of roads, their needs and demands from the Project, and any risks or concerns emerging from the Project. A total of 14 focus group discussions were organized during the course of the social assessment with local communities, and included men, women, farmers, indigenous people, Scheduled Castes, high-income groups, the poor, shopkeepers, truckers, etc., to ensure a comprehensive perspective was obtained on the Project and its impacts. Other key stakeholders, such as Panchayati Raj (local government) members (e.g., village head, village health workers, block development officers, health workers, and school teachers) were also consulted by means of key stakeholder discussions. In addition, consultations were also undertaken with the affected households and communities during the course of the resettlement census surveys undertaken for each of the Project's four packages. Details of these consultations are provided in the respective resettlement plans.
During Project Implementation Social indicators, such as the number of households below poverty line, and improved access of the rural poor to social services and markets, will be monitored as part of reporting requirements under the project performance monitoring system.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants under the Project was recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The Road Construction Department (RCD) hired SMEC Intl Pty Ltd. in Assoc with SMEC (India) Pvt Ltd and RODIC Consultnat Pvt Ltd as the Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC) to assume the role of the "Engineer" for the civil works Contracts and designated one of its full time directors for this purpose. CSC was selected using quality- and cost-based selection procedure with a quality cost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement All procurement financed under the loan was carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) was used for all four civil works contracts. National competitive bidding (NCB) for goods will be used for supply contracts estimated at $100,000 to $1.0 million and Shopping will be used for contracts worth less than $100,000. Advanced contracting and retroactive financing was used to facilitate rapid implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Arun Bajaj
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Road Construction Department, Gov't. of JharkhandADB4814JH@GMAIL.COMRoom No. 222, Project Building
HEC Campus, Ranchi
Jharkhand, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 30 Jul 2008 to 01 Aug 2008
MRM 27 Mar 2009
Approval 02 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Mar 2009
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2015

Loan 2594-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2009 16 Jul 2010 21 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 214.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 174.00 02 Dec 2009 150.31 0.00 86%
Counterpart 40.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Dec 2009 115.56 0.00 66%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Jharkhand State Roads Project Procurement Plans Aug 2013
Loan Agreement for Jharkhand State Roads Project between India and Asian Development Bank dated 16 July 2010 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jul 2010
Project Agreement for Jharkhand State Roads Project between Asian Development Bank and State of Jharkhand dated 16 July 2010 Project/Program Agreement Jul 2010
Jharkhand State Roads Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Mar 2009

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports May 2015
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Govindpur-Jamtara-Dumka-Barhet-Sahebganj Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2013
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (July 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (February 2012-March 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2013
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (January 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (April 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2012
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (February 2011-January 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (January 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2012
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Social Monitoring Report (August 2011) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2011
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Govindpur-Jamtara Section (Updated) Resettlement Plans Dec 2010
Jharkhand State Roads Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Dumka-Barhet Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project (Jamtara Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Jamtara-Dumka Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project (Govindpur Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Govindpur-Jamtara Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project (Dumka Resettlement Plans May 2009
Jharkhand State Roads Project (Barhet- Sahebganj Section) Resettlement Plans Jan 2006
Jharkhand State Roads Project: Barhet- Sahebganj Section (Draft) Resettlement Plans Jan 2006

Evaluation Documents

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