India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Project Preparation and Implementation Support for Odisha Power Sector Emergency Assistance (Subproject 31)

Sovereign Project | 43166-215

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The technical assistance will provide project preparation support to the executing agency for the Odisha Power Sector Emergency Assistance Project, which will fund reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged power sector infrastructure with storm resilient alternatives, such as stronger towers, elevating substation equipment above projected flood levels, and underground cabling in selected locations. The technical assistance subproject's output will be due diligence works completed through provision of guidance and assistance to the executing agency to complete the required environmental and social safeguards assessments, and assessment of economic feasibility of subprojects.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Project Preparation and Implementation Support for Odisha Power Sector Emergency Assistance (Subproject 31)
Project Number 43166-215
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The technical assistance will provide project preparation support to the executing agency for the Odisha Power Sector Emergency Assistance Project, which will fund reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged power sector infrastructure with storm resilient alternatives, such as stronger towers, elevating substation equipment above projected flood levels, and underground cabling in selected locations. The technical assistance subproject's output will be due diligence works completed through provision of guidance and assistance to the executing agency to complete the required environmental and social safeguards assessments, and assessment of economic feasibility of subprojects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy On 12 October 2013, cyclone Phailin' made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha. Eighteen out of thirty districts in the state were affected by the storm and subsequent floods, leaving 44 people dead, damaging about 256,600 homes, and affecting about 13.2 million people. The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Government of India requested emergency assistance from ADB and the World Bank for rebuilding basic infrastructure and a technical assistance for project preparation support including transitioning into implementation. The ADB project will focus on the damaged power sector infrastructure in the three most affected towns of Berhampur, Chhatrapur and Gopalpur in the Ganjam District of Odisha, India.
Impact Population in the project area received a more reliable power supply.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficient preparation of the Odisha Power Sector Emergency Assistance Project
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Due diligence works completed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultant due diligence work to be conducted under the TA has been discussed with the Government of Odisha and related utility company.
During Project Implementation Ongoing communications and consultations will be held during implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The subproject will require the services of about 3 international individual consultants. The input of the international individual consultants will be 4.5 person-months, including 1.5 person months ech for (i) project economic analysis, (ii) conducting environmental assessments and initial environmental examination reports, and (iii) conducting social safeguard assessments including a resettlement plan if required. All the individual consultants will assist the counterpart officials of the implementing agency in their respective areas of expertise and will coordinate with the respective sector staff at INRM.
Responsible ADB Officer Jyotirmoy Banerjee
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Government of Odisha, Department of EnergySecretariat,Bhubaneshwar
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 06 Jan 2014 to 17 Jan 2014
MRM -
Approval 15 Apr 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Apr 2014 - 15 Apr 2014 30 Apr 2015 31 Oct 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 15 Apr 2014 88,454.99

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