India: Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 40423-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping India link remote villages to crucial services and markets by building rural roads. The first tranche of the investment program will construct about 3,461 kilometers of roads in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal. It will also help establish Rural Connectivity Training and Research Centers and Rural Road Network Management Units in each state.

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Project Name Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 40423-023
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2881-IND: Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 252.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

About 830 habitations connected as follows:

Assam 110

Chhattisgarh 312

Madhya Pradesh 237

Odisha 95

West Bengal - 69

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

1. 3,186 km (86%) length of roads constructed:

Assam 333 km

Chhattisgarh 892 km

Madhya Pradesh 1282 km

Odisha 548 km

West Bengal 131 km

2. Fully complied with.

3. Barring West Bengal and Odisha, all the states have awarded. One package in Odisha and on package in West Bengal are under evaluation.

4. RSAs during preparation complied with:

Assam 172

Chhattisgarh 302

Madhya Pradesh 233

Odisha 212

West Bengal 29

RSAs during implementation:

Barring West Bengal and Odisha, all the states have awarded. One package in Odisha and on package in West Bengal are under evaluation

5. Barring West Bengal and Odisha, all the states have awarded. One package in Odisha and on package in West Bengal are under evaluation

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project 1 is classified category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). In line with the environmental assessment and review framework (EARF), state initial environmental examinations (IEEs) of all road subprojects have been prepared and are disclosed on the ADB website. Pursuant to provisions of the EARF, environmental assessment of non-road subprojects will be conducted during implementation of the MFF. The IEEs rate the scale of environment impacts from the physical interventions of Project 1 as minor. 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. Assessment of institutional capacities and arrangements confirmed that they are satisfactory to effectively implement the requirements of the EARF, IEEs, and EMPs.
Involuntary Resettlement The construction of rural roads will be carried out mostly within existing rights-of-way, with widening and minor realignments in some cases, which will require narrow strips of land to be made available. In such cases, the voluntary land donation system will be used. The system has been widely used under the PMGSY and other rural development schemes across India and proved its effectiveness. Specific procedural requirements involving comprehensive consultations with the communities are provided in the state specific CPFs, which are disclosed on the ADB website. Transect walks conducted in the preparation of project 1 have confirmed the effectiveness of the adopted community consultation and social impact mitigation process. Assessment of institutional capacities and arrangements confirmed that they are satisfactory to effectively implement the requirements of the CPFs.
Indigenous Peoples The social assessment identified the presence of scheduled tribes in all investment program states. However, these groups are largely assimilated into the local population. The investment program will not have any differential impact on scheduled tribes: they will receive similar benefits from the investment program to those received by nonscheduled tribe households, and the impact on tribal and cultural identity will not be significant. All outputs will be delivered in a culturally appropriate and participatory manner. To further mitigate the risks, the CPFs identify 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 tbd
During Project Implementation tbd

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consultant to support the RCTRC rollout will be engaged using international recruitment.

The services of the national Technical Support Consultant (TSC) will be financed from the loan proceeds under Loan 2535-IND and Loan 2651-IND. TSC has already been engaged by MORD (through NRRDA). TSC will continue providing technical support to the MORD/NRRDA and state governments under the same contract up to May 2014. New TSC will be engaged using national recruitment under tranche 1 of the Investment Program.

In addition to above, the services of domestic consultants financed from Borrower's own resources (PIC) will be utilized.

Procurement Civil Works will be procured using national competitive bidding procedure. The Standard PMGSY Bidding Document and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on item rates, amended as needed and agreed with ADB, will be used for all national competitive bidding (NCB) contracts for construction of roads under the loan. New bidding documents will be developed for the procurement of civil works (NCB) and goods (ICB, NCB and shopping) for the procurement of civil works and equipment for RCTRCs and RRNMUs. Consultant to support the RCTRC rollout will be engaged using international recruitment.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ashok Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
Krishi Bhawan
New Delhi 110001
India

Timetable

Concept Clearance 01 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 06 Dec 2011 to 19 Dec 2011
MRM 20 Mar 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2016

Loan 2881-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Aug 2012 02 Apr 2013 05 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 341.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 252.00 22 Aug 2012 249.85 0.00 99%
Counterpart 89.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Aug 2012 186.63 0.00 74%

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
Rural Connectivity Investment Program: RCTRC and RRNMU Buildings in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under Project 1 and Project 3 Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2015
Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Project 3: Due Diligence of Ongoing Projects in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal under Project 1 and Project 2 Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2015
Rural Connectivity Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): West Bengal State Subproject Roads Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Assam Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Social Safeguards Compliance Report for State of Assam Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Madhya Pradesh Subproject Roads Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Social Safeguards Compliance Report for State of Chhattisgarh Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Chhattisgarh Subproject Roads Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Social Safeguards Compliance Report for State of Orissa Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Orissa Subproject Roads Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2012
MFF - Rural Connectivity Investment Program (Tranche 1): Social Safeguards Compliance Report for State of West Bengal Social Compliance Audit Report Feb 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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