India: Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Facility Concept)

Sovereign Project | 40423-013 Status: Active


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Project Name Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Project Number 40423-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0069-IND: Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 800.00 million
TA 8110-IND: Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Facility Concept)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome About 1,362 km length of roads constructed in 5 states.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Construction of roads ongoing in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam and West Bengal.

2. Fully complied with; designs follow standard DPR template.

3. The bids for the construction of pilot RRNMUs and RCTRCs in 5 states are on-going.

4. RSAs conducted during project preparation.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Category "B"

This investment program is classified as category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). In line with the approved environmental assessment and review framework (EARF), state level Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of all road subprojects under tranche I have been prepared. These are disclosed at the ADB website. As per the provisions of the EARF, environmental assessment of non-road subprojects will be conducted during project implementation. The IEE rates the scale of environment impacts from the physical interventions of the investment program as minor. The predicted environmental impacts are minimal, temporary and reversible as they are mainly related to the occupational health and safety and minor issues of dust, noise and water pollution which occur mostly during construction. Mitigation measures for all impacts have been developed and integrated into construction works through incorporation of a standard environmental management plan (EMP) in the bidding documents and provision of road specific EMPs with the detailed project reports.

Involuntary Resettlement

Category "C"

RCIP follows CPF (Community Participation Framework).

Indigenous Peoples

Category "C"

The social assessment of the sample subprojects identified the presence of scheduled tribes in all RCIP states, however, these groups are largely assimilated into the local population. The investment program will not have any differential impact on scheduled tribe population: they will receive similar benefits from the investment program as the non-scheduled tribe households, and impact on tribal and cultural identity will not be significant. To further mitigate the risks, CPF identifies special provisions for all scheduled tribe households ensuring that their living standards are not adversely affected as a result of land donation or in the event of any loss of non-land asset and impacts on their livelihoods.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the preparation stage, discussions, interviews, and small group meetings were conducted within the subproject-affected communities to ascertain their response to the investment program, their needs and demands, estimates of losses from their properties, and steps to mitigate them. Interviews and group meetings were held in groups comprising men, women, farmers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and other marginalized classes to obtain a comprehensive perspective of the investment program in all the five states. These processes revealed that the communities unanimously support the investment program because of the socioeconomic benefits that will result from it to the communities.
During Project Implementation tbd

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants financed by the loans under the MFF will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and other arrangements for recruitment of national consultants acceptable to ADB. Prior ADB review for the recruitment process with quality- and cost-based selection with a quality cost ratio of 80:20 will be followed.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works financed wholly or in part by ADB will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement of civil works for construction of RRNMU and RCTRC facilities will be based on the ADB standard bidding document for procurement of works (small contracts). For the road construction, the investment program states will be following the national competitive bidding procurement process with the use of the standard PMGSY bidding document (improved as needed in agreement with ADB) and electronic procurement (e-procurement).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of West Bengal)
Department of Panchayats & Rural
Development, Jessop Building (1st Floor)
63 N.S. Road, Kolkata - 700001 India
Ministry of Rural Development
Krishi Bhawan
New Delhi 110001
Public Works Roads Department (Government of Assam)
Assam Sachivalaya,
Dispur, Guwahati-6
Assam India
Rural Development Department (Government of Odisha)
Rural Development Department
Government of Odisha
Sanchivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar India
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Madhya Pradesh)
5th Floor, B-Wing, Paryawas Bhawan,
National Rural Roads Development Agency (Central Level) (Ministry of Rural Development)
5th Floor, 15-NBCC Tower,
Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi-110066 India
Panchayat and Rural Development Department (Government of Chhattisgarh)
Room No.317, DKS Bhavan(Mantralay),
Raipur India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2015

MFF Facility Concept 0069-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,225.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 800.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 425.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

TA 8110-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 - 0.00

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