India: Bihar Power Sector Capacity Development and Implementation Support

Sovereign Project | 41626-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Bihar Power Sector Capacity Development and Implementation Support
Project Number 41626-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7622-IND: Bihar Power Sector Capacity Development and Implementation Support
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Consultants have been hired and have mobilized in sequence as their services were needed. The Procurement Specialist consultant mobilized in February 2011 and advised the EA on finalization of bidding documents and other procurement related matters. Others have mobilized and are working with the EA as needed. Additiional procurement support commenced Q4 2014 to assist on procurement matters related to some additional works under the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants have been hired and have mobilized as required based on the project implementation stage. Currently, extensive procurement related work has taken place, and general project implementation activities and training has taking place.
Geographical Location Bihar, India

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been carried out during all stages of the project. At the project preparation stage, the BSEB with TA consultants have carried out consultations with the key stakeholders at the three Grid substations sites and nearby villages which falls in the corridor of transmission lines. Consultations were carried out with affected households, vulnerable displaced persons and panchayat members of the village.
During Project Implementation These consultations and disclosure activities have also been carried out during project implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bihar State Electricity Board_(BSEB)
State of Bihar, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Aug 2010
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

TA 7622-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Oct 2010 19 Jan 2011 19 Jan 2011 19 Jan 2014 18 Jan 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 19 Oct 2010 157,556.50
Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar Power System Improvement Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Aug 2010

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