India: Bihar Power System Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 41626-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is supporting electricity system upgrades in Bihar, one of India’s poorest and most populous states. The project will install transmission lines and renovate and modernize transmission and distribution facilities to improve the quality and reliability of the state's electricity supply network. Improvements in distribution will benefit seven towns, while transmission upgrades will span a broader area.

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Project Name Bihar Power System Improvement Project
Project Number 41626-013
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2681-IND: Bihar Power System Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 132.20 million
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
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation activities are on-going.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Transmission expansion:

All contracts for grid substations and associated bays have been awarded and the works are under advanced stages of implementation.

All contracts for transmission lines (TL) have been awarded and works for 220kV and 132kV TL are ongoing.

2. Distribution rehabilitation and expansion:

All contracts for distribution works have been awarded and works are under advanced stages of implementation.

3. Non -Physical Investments:

Under capacity development component, EA has undertaken training activities.

Geographical Location Bihar, India

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified under environment category B. Initial environmental examinations have been prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and disclosed on ADB website. There are adequate budgetary provisions for implementation of the environment management and monitoring plans (EMMP) agreed for the Project. The EMMP is part of the bidding and contract documents, and the executing agency is supervising the EMMP implementation.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified under involuntary resettlement category B. Resettlement plan (RP) was prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, which is disclosed on ADB website. The executing agency is supervising the RP implementation.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified under indigenous people's category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services TBD
Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vallabha Karbar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bihar State Electricity Board_(BSEB)
State of Bihar, India

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Jun 2010 to 25 Jun 2010
MRM 10 Aug 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 23 Feb 2016

Loan 2681-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Oct 2010 15 Jun 2011 21 Oct 2011 30 Jun 2016 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 153.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 132.20 19 Oct 2010 60.16 0.00 46%
Counterpart 21.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Oct 2010 43.77 0.00 33%

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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