India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - State Road Projects (Subproject 20)

Sovereign Project | 43166-197 Status: Closed

Summary

The TA will assist state road agencies in the preparation of state roads projects to improve key state road sections for possible financing by ADB. This will cover the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - State Road Projects (Subproject 20)
Project Number 43166-197
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8019-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - State Road Projects (Subproject 20)
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will assist state road agencies in the preparation of state roads projects to improve key state road sections for possible financing by ADB. This will cover the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB provides support to India in road sector development as a core infrastructure operation for inclusive economic growth, and has focused on the relatively poorer and weak capacity states since 2003. This is in support of the Government's efforts to reduce interstate disparities. ADB's draft Country Operations Business Plan (2012 2014) for India includes 7 state road projects in Bihar and northern states for 2012 approval; Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand for 2013 approval; and West Bengal and one northeastern state for 2014 approval. Among all these state roads projects, project preparation support is required for Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand for 2013 approval, and one northeastern state for 2014 approval. Other state roads are under preparation, either as a separate technical assistance or as part of a multitranche financing facility (MFF). This proposed component technical assistance will therefore cover 2 states: Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, which will be included in the major change in the scope of the Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Jharkhand,Chhatisgarh

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops, community mobilization, consultations, involvement of NGOs and community-based organizations were required during project processing.
During Project Implementation Community meetings and focus group discussions were organized as part of the poverty and social analysis. The local consultative meetings involved all relevant stakeholders including representatives of the poor and other socially excluded groups (e.g., women, scheduled tribes, etc.) to disseminate the information as well as to get the feedback about the project design and its potential impacts. Other key stakeholders such as the relevant line departments, local government representatives and NGOs were also consulted. Consultations were undertaken with the affected households and communities during the course of the census survey and socioeconomic survey along the project roads for the preparation of the safeguard plans.

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Consulting Services

The TA was carried out by (i) a firm of consultants consisting of experts on project management, institutional development and capacity building, highway engineering, road and bridge design, engineering survey, geotechnical engineering, transport economics, contract management, road safety, road maintenance, and (ii) individual consultants to carry out social impact assessment to propose and to identify mitigation measures, resettlement and rehabilitation, and environmental assessment and mitigation measures.

The consultants were engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). The firm of consultants was selected using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection method. Full technical proposals were requested from the short-listed firms.

All procurement were done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tsuneyuki Sakai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
North Block, Secretariat
New Delhi-110001, India

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2015

TA 8019-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 28 Feb 2013 28 Feb 2013 31 Mar 2013 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 21 Dec 2011 768,504.64

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.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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