India: Supporting an Initiative for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas

Sovereign Project | 42510-012

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The TA supports the Government (Ministry of Rural Development) in developing a PPP implementation modality for the rural sector.

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Project Name Supporting an Initiative for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
Project Number 42510-012
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7342-IND: Supporting an Initiative for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships for Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA supports the Government (Ministry of Rural Development) in developing a PPP implementation modality for the rural sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of India (the Government) has emphasized the criticality of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for addressing infrastructure gaps in India. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting the Government in the mainstreaming of PPPs through its technical assistance programs. With a view to improving infrastructure in the rural sector, the Government and ADB agreed on the objective, scope, implementation arrangements, and financing plan for a capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) to be provided in support of a flagship Government program, the Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA). This CDTA is in line with (i) ADB's Country Strategy and Program Update 2006-2008 , (ii) ADB's long term strategic framework (Strategy 2020) expectations for greater ADB involvement in private sector development, and (iii) Country Operations Business Plan 2008-2010.
Impact Improved coverage and sustainability of rural infrastructure and rural employment generation
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased acceptance for , and involvement of, the private sector in providing rural infrastructure in selected areas, consistent with the PURA PPP framework of MORD
Progress Toward Outcome 9 Pilot PURA projects were developed in the first phase, of which concession agreements were signed for three. On the basis of experiences with the first phase, MORD launched a second phase of PURA pilot projects. Though the success under the second phase was limited, the experience with the PURA scheme and PURA pilot projects under the first phase have provided useful lessons.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Policy and regulatory framework development

2. Development of unit and scheme rollout procedures

3. Capacity building in local governments

4. Pilot project development

Policy and regulatory framework development

Development of unit and scheme rollout procedures

Capacity building in local governments

Pilot project development

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

In the first phase, 9 pilot PURA projects have been developed (3 have been signed), and the second phase of PURA pilot projects was launched. Though the success under the second phase was limited, the experience with the PURA scheme and PURA pilot projects under the first phase have provided useful lessons.

A workshop on development of PURA was held in March 2012 which was attended by all stakeholders.

Capacity building firm has developed training modules.

Geographical Location India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the Government during project design
During Project Implementation As part of ongoing activities, consultations have been held with stakeholders, including private sector parties.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

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(2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Shalini Singh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Apr 2009
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2009 to 20 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 11 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 May 2009
Last PDS Update 12 Mar 2015

TA 7342-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Sep 2009 12 Oct 2009 12 Oct 2009 30 Sep 2012 30 Sep 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 375,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,875,000.00 11 Sep 2009 991,136.45

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