India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Gujarat Solar Vocational Training and Livelihoods Project (Subproject 14)

Sovereign Project | 43166-194

Summary

The TA's impact will be the sustainable and gender-inclusive development of the solar power industry through public and private partnership (PPP) in Gujarat. The outcome will be a qualified and empowered local work-force supporting the implementation of solar power development projects in Gujarat, particularly the Gujarat Charanka Solar Power Park Project operated by the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) under the Government of Gujarat (GOG); and the Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project, for which a proposed loan is under processing by the ADB.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Gujarat Solar Vocational Training and Livelihoods Project (Subproject 14)
Project Number 43166-194
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA's impact will be the sustainable and gender-inclusive development of the solar power industry through public and private partnership (PPP) in Gujarat. The outcome will be a qualified and empowered local work-force supporting the implementation of solar power development projects in Gujarat, particularly the Gujarat Charanka Solar Power Park Project operated by the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) under the Government of Gujarat (GOG); and the Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project, for which a proposed loan is under processing by the ADB.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The geographical coverage of TA activities will be 18 villages in the Patan District and 20 villages in the Porbander District. Preliminary needs assessments, focus group discussions, and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data will identify the exact needs, nature and scope of each output . A primary focus of the TA will be to engender the participation of local women in skills and livelihood training.

The TA's vocational training activities will target groups who meet the minimum educational requirements to receive this type of training: a) qualified youth, between the ages of 17 and 25, and b) women . Alternative livelihood and energy-based skills enhancement and training will be provided to at least 100 poor women that have: a) time, b) interest, and c) family and community support to take on a new skill.

Impact Sustainable and gender-inclusive development of the solar power industry through public and private partnership (PPP) in Gujarat.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A qualified and empowered local work-force supporting the implementation of solar power development projects in Gujarat.
Progress Toward Outcome Minimal data is currently available to give a meaningful report on the progress in achieving the project's outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A. Technicians training for permanent employment in the solar park and loan project associated facilities.

B. Skills training for livelihood and energy-based opportunities

C. A gender mainstreamed PPMS system for monitoring the social and gender impacts of the TA and the loan project.

D. Report on the gender inclusive uses of renewable energy applications (solar) across primary target villages

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) There have been delays in the recruitment of NGO and project manager. Commenced services in March 2014. They will provide livelihood skills and technicians' training activities, respectively, to the targeted beneficiaries identified in the baseline surveys.
Geographical Location Gujarat, India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted during project preparation with relevant stakeholder groups (i.e., Energy and Petrochemical Dept. (EPD), Gujarat Energy Transmission Corp., Ltd., Gujarat Power Corp., Ltd., Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)).
During Project Implementation Communication via fax and/or email is conducted with PDPU on behalf of EPD.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Instead of recruiting PDPU on a single source selection basis, the following positions have been recruited: 1 Project Manager and 2 Workshop Coordinators and 1 Gender and Social Development Consultant.
Procurement Equipment purchases (i.e., small machinery, tools) will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and the turnover and disposal arrangements upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Meenakshi Ajmera
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Energy & Petrochemical DepartmentBlock No. 5, 5th Floor, Sachivalaya
Gandhingar, Gujarat, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2011 to 30 Apr 2011
MRM -
Approval 16 May 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2014

TA 7815-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2011 12 Oct 2011 12 Oct 2011 31 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 16 May 2011 182,728.24

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