India: Integrated Flood & River Erosion Management Project - Arunchal Pradesh

Sovereign Project | 42192-012 Status: Closed


The TA is a follow-on support for the investment program designed for North Eastern Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Management Project (AP) and aims to ensure implementation readiness of the investment program.

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Project Name Integrated Flood & River Erosion Management Project - Arunchal Pradesh
Project Number 42192-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7132-IND: Integrated Flood and River Erosion Management Project - Arunachal Pradesh
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA is a follow-on support for the investment program designed for North Eastern Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Management Project (AP) and aims to ensure implementation readiness of the investment program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India's Northeastern (NE) region covers 26.2 million ha with a population of over 40 million. About 75% of the region, including 97% of Arunachal Pradesh (AP) is located in the Brahmaputra River basin -- one of the most flood-prone parts of the world. Recurring flooding and riverbank erosion affect large segments of the State population; and degrade the limited productive land and the environment. As a result, long-term investments in the State are discouraged, economic growth is slowing down and incidence of poverty increases, as marginal groups descend into poverty after flood and river erosion related losses.

The National Water Policy (2002) emphasized the need for integrated basin-based master planning for flood control and management; and increased implementation of non-structural measures such as flood forecasting and warning, zoning and flood proofing to minimize the flood-related losses and to reduce the recurring expenditure on flood relief. The Government's 11th Five-Year Plan places high priority to protecting flood-prone areas and has projected expenditures of $720 million equivalent for flood control.

The ADB Country Strategy and Program for India recognized the water sector's role in promoting equitable economic growth, poverty reduction, and environmental sustainability. It also focused on developing an integrated water resource management strategy, including introduction of integrated flood and riverbank erosion management (IFREM) in the NE states. ADB's Water Policy emphasizes on developing state water policies; support to water management institutions; promoting participatory water management; and introduction of innovative solutions with good replication potential.

The Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Project (AP) has been prepared upon the request of the Government through TA Cluster (TAC) No. 4814-IND: Project Processing and Capacity Development, Component 10 -- Preparing the North Eastern Integrated Flood and Riverbank Erosion Management Project (Arunachal Pradesh). The TA was executed by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of Arunachal Pradesh from January to June 2008. Phase 2 of the project design, and initial capacity building in WRD and local communities to ensure implementation readiness was undertaken under this follow-on project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA Phase 2).

Impact The component TA prepared an investment program to enhance integrated flood and riverbank erosion management in Arunachal Pradesh through: (i) strengthened institutional capacity for IFRERM in WRD and in local communiies in flood prone areas, and (ii) introducing comprehensive, cost-effective, sustainable and adaptive structural and non-structural measures for flood and riverbank erosion prevention and risk mitigation. The impact of the PPTA Phase 2 will be effective implementation of the investment program
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be improved institutional capacity and readiness for implementation and management of the project investment program including (i) trained key WRD saff in IFRERM activities and ADB project implementation procedures, and (ii) enhanced awareness and commitment to IFRERM implementation in subproject areas.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Outputs of the PPTA will comprise (i) an improved IFRERM policy and regulatory framework, (ii) a refined IFRERM development roadmap and investment program, (iii) a capacity development plan for WRD and other State agencies engaged n IFRERM and natural disaster management, (iv) key WRD staff trained in IFRERM activities (including structural and non-structural measures), and ADB project and financial management procedures to facilitate effective investment program start, (v) detailed plans for community participation, social development and livelihoods enhancement, resettlement, and envrionmental protection in the areas of the 5 subprojects selected for implementation under Project 1 of the investment program (tranche 1 of the MFF), (vi) pilot community-based flood management and livelihood enhancement initiatives, (vii) detailed designs, procurement procedurs, and contract and bidding documents for structural and non-structural sub-projects under Project 1, and (viii) framework financing agreement, and the first periodic financing request relating to Project 1 (tranche 1) of the project,
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Arunachal Pradesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services were provided for a total of 50 person-months, comprising 16 person-months of international consultants, and 34 person-months of national consultants. The team was engaged as individual consultants by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kenichi Yokoyama
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Water Resource Department
Government of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, India 462 001
Concept Clearance 02 Jul 2008
Fact Finding 19 Jun 2008 to 26 Jun 2008
Approval 11 Sep 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 17 Oct 2010

TA 7132-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2008 03 Nov 2008 03 Nov 2008 30 Jun 2009 31 Aug 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 230,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 380,000.00 11 Sep 2008 812,308.31

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