India: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 40648-034

Summary

ADB and the Government of India are working together promote tourism in rural areas in order to benefit the poor. The Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism is making rural tourist destinations more visitor friendly with improved water facilities, upgraded restrooms and sanitation systems, new signs and street lights, and more efficient garbage disposal methods. The program is helping state governments build the basic infrastructure for tourism while encouraging private companies to provide services and facilities. Work is also being done to help manage India''s many heritage sites and to encourage greater local community participation tourist activities. This includes an emphasis on bring tourism-related facilities to remote communities. The program is primarily focused on the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand (the three main states of the North West Himalayan Heritage Circuit) and Tamil Nadu (the anchor state of the South Heritage Circuit).

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Project Name Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3
Project Number 40648-034
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3223-IND: Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 123.51 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description ADB and the Government of India are working together promote tourism in rural areas in order to benefit the poor. The Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism is making rural tourist destinations more visitor friendly with improved water facilities, upgraded restrooms and sanitation systems, new signs and street lights, and more efficient garbage disposal methods. The program is helping state governments build the basic infrastructure for tourism while encouraging private companies to provide services and facilities. Work is also being done to help manage India''s many heritage sites and to encourage greater local community participation tourist activities. This includes an emphasis on bring tourism-related facilities to remote communities. The program is primarily focused on the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand (the three main states of the North West Himalayan Heritage Circuit) and Tamil Nadu (the anchor state of the South Heritage Circuit). As a result of the program, the Government of India hopes to see a 50% increase in tourism-related employment in the participating states, as well as a 30% increase in the contribution of tourism to the states' gross domestic product.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India has enjoyed high economic growth in the last decade but it is still struggling to transfer that prosperity to the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. Some parts of the country, and some people, are experiencing unprecedented wealth while others are struggling to survive. People in the cities are enjoying India's economic boom much more than those in the countryside. Traditionally, governments try to address rural poverty by investing in agriculture and India has pursued this strategy as well. But the Government of India, and its partners, have also recognized that tourism is another important option for bringing more prosperity to the countryside. India is already a popular tourist destination. Increasing the attractiveness and efficiency of the tourist sites in the country will further increase its popularity. This will create jobs and economic opportunities for people living in the rural areas that host many of the countries tourist sites.
Impact increased volume of domestic and international tourists to destinations within the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome enhanced tourism environment in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttarakhand.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced quality of natural and cultural attractions

Greater participation by local communities in tourism-related economic and livelihood activities

Improved basic urban infrastructure and incidental services at tourist destinations and gateways

Improved connectivity to tourist attractions

Strengthened capacity of sector agencies and local communities for planning, development, management, and marketing of tourist destinations and attractions and promoting private sector participation and small businesses

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No significant impacts are anticipated. Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) with environmental management plans (EMPs) were prepared for sample subprojects in accordance with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS), 2009. All subprojects are consistent with existing natural area management plans, where relevant, and impacts during construction and operation can be avoided and/or mitigated through measures identified in the EMPs. The IEEs will form part of the bidding and contract documents and monitored during implementation. Each state demonstrated good capacity from previous tranche implementation, and will continue to receive consultant support to ensure sufficient monitoring of environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement One RP was prepared for Himachal Pradesh to address temporary livelihood impacts to 180 shop tenants and permanent impacts to 2 shop tenants currently using government-owned shops along the road right-of-way for their business. In Uttarakhand, two RPs were prepared to address temporary livelihood impacts to 213 shop tenants and 32 mobile vendors temporarily affected and permanent impacts to 5 shop owners due to works in Haridwar and and Kartikeya Swami. The RPs were prepared in consultation with the affected people and will be updated and finalized during detailed engineering design. Safeguard reporting to ADB will be done on a semi-annual basis.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project was designed using a participatory approach and included consultations with the communities along the various destinations. The gender and development consultant in the PMCs carried out discussions with key informants at the subproject locations including heads of panchayats (villages), management committee of the cultural and religious tourist destinations, heads of local associations, shopkeepers etc. The results were discussed with the government departments at the state consultative meetings towards selecting subprojects. These were further discussed in the national workshop with the central government wherein the subproject components were discussed for four participating states.
During Project Implementation The community participation and community mobilization NGO recruited under the project will organize and conduct workshops, focus group discussions, seminars, meetings and households surveys to promote people's participation and identify their needs, priorities and preferences through participatory approaches. Consultation and participation of local communities in the subproject areas their leaders, line agencies, and PMU representatives will be an integral part of the overall mobilization and community participation plan.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services While consultants under the existing tranches will be extended to continue services for Tranche 3, any new consultants and NGOs, if deemed required during implementation, will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Responsible ADB Officer Vivek Vishal
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Tourism, Gov't. of PunjabGEETIKAKALHA@GMAIL.COMRoom No 514, Mini Secretariat
Government of Punjab
Chandigarh - 160009, India
Dept of Tourism&Civil Aviation,Gov of Himachal PraTOURISMSECY-HP@NIC.INRoom No 101, Armsdale
Himachal Pradesh Secretariat
Chota Shimla - 171002 (HP), India
Department of Tourism, Govt of UttarakhandRAKESHARMA00@GMAIL.COMDepartment of Tourism, Secretariat
Govt of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road Dehradun - 248001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 03 Nov 2014
Approval 11 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 13 Jul 2015

Loan 3223-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2014 - - 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 176.45 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 123.51 11 Dec 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 52.94 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Restoration of Shimla Mall Road Extension - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Upgrading the Historic Urban Precincts and Creating a Heritage Circuit, Jwalaji Town Kangra - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Restoration, Adaptive Reuse & Revitalization of Champawat Fort - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2015
IDIPT (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Development of Tourism Infrastructure in Kartikeya Swami (Lot 1, Tungeshwar and Durgadhar Temple): Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Development of Tourism Safety and Management System: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3): Restoration, Adaptive Reuse, and Revitalization of Almora Fort Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Providing Tourist Infrastructure in Sem Mukhem (Tehri) Subproject - Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Kartikeya Swami Circuit Lot-1 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3): Development of Tourism Infrastructure in Sem Mukhem (Tehri) subproject Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: Creation of Pedestrian Route for Pilgrims and Tourists in Haridwar Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism - Tranche 3: State of Himachal Pradesh - Upgrading the Historic Urban Precincts Creating a Heritage Circuit, Jwalaji Town Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2015
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Restoration, Adaptive Reuse, and Revitalization of Champawat Fort: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Establishment of Tourism Facilities and Infrastructure for Showcasing Sikh Culture: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
IDIPT (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Town Hall, Ram Bagh Gate, and Ram Bagh Palace and Conservation of Buildings with Heritage Significance along Heritage Walk, Amritsar: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Colonial Heritage in Kapurthala: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Himachal Pradesh – Upgrading the Historic Urban Precincts and Creating a Heritage Circuit, Jwalaji Town, Kangra: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Creation of Pedestrian Route for Pilgrims and Tourists in Haridwar: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - State-wide Tourism Centres, Interpretation Centres and Signage: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Imperial Highway Heritage Conservation and Visitor Facility Development at Western Circuit: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Last Mile Connectivity to Cultural Sites in Western Circuits: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Development of Tourism Infrastructure in Kartikeya Swami: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Eco-tourism Development at Ropar and Harike Wetlands: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Uttarakhand – Creation of Pedestrian Route for Pilgrims and Tourists in Haridwar: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Imperial Highway Heritage Conservation and Visitor Facility Development at Eastern Circuit: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab Patiala Tourism Destination Development Projects: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Conservation of Churches in the Heritage Zone in Shimla: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Urban Placemaking in Nainital: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Conservation and Adaptive Refuse at Gobindgargh Fort: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Himachal Pradesh - Upgrading the Historic Urban Precincts Creating a Heritage Circuit, Jwalaji Town: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Uttarakhand - Restoration, Adaptive Reuse, and Revitalization of Almora Fort: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - State Level Community Art and Craft Centres: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab - Heritage Conservation and Tourism Development in Gurdaspur District: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Uttarakhand – Development of Tourism Infrastructure in Kartikeya Swami Circuit: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Himachal Pradesh – Tourist Cultural Centre at Shimla: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - Punjab Subproject 5 - Eco-Tourism Development of Wildlife Zoo: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Himachal Pradesh – Creation of Centre for Traditional Arts and Crafts at Badagran near Manali: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014
Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism (Tranche 3) - State of Himachal Pradesh – Restoration of Shimla Mall Road Extension: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2014

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