India: Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 43464-026 Status: Active


ADB is helping India’s Himachal Pradesh improve its power transmission facilities to expand supply in and outside the state. The second tranche of the investment program will construct transmission lines and substations, and improve project management and transmission utility operations of state-run utility, HP Power Transmission Corporation.

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Project Name Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 43464-026
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3001-IND: Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 110.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

A review mission was fielded last 28 Sept - 1 Oct 2015.

Implementation is on going.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) In 2015, all contract awards and disbursement targets were met.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The civil construction work is limited to building foundations for the transmission towers, and substations, and the tranche 2 project does not come within any environmentally sensitive area. Based on the environmental assessment and surveys, associated potential adverse environmental impacts are minimal and can be mitigated through implementation of the environmental management plan (EMP). An adequate budgetary provision in the tranche 2 project covers the environmental mitigation and monitoring requirements, and the EMP is part of the construction contracts. HPPTCL will supervise the construction contracts and EMP implementation, and semiannual progress reports of its implementation will be submitted to ADB. Overall, the major social and environmental impacts associated with the tranche 2 project are limited to the construction period and can be mitigated to an acceptable level by implementation of recommended engineering measures and environmental practices.
Involuntary Resettlement The subprojects will have minor involuntary resettlement impacts. Of the ten proposed substations, 5 are to be built on government land which does not require land acquisition, and the remaining 5 require a total of 6.07 hectares of private land. Land acquisition will affect a total of 43 households. All affected households will be compensated in cash prior to the start of construction works. No physical displacement will occur, and no one is expected to lose more than 10% of their productive resources or livelihoods. Two women headed households will be affected. These fall under the vulnerable category and thus will receive additional compensation commensurate with the type of impacts suffered. Peoples living along the transmission line corridors will undergo temporary impacts limited to the loss of one season of crops and trees along the right-of-way of the lines. Most of the tower footings will be on government land. Where towers are placed on private land, HPPTCL will pay appropriate compensation per the resettlement plan. Land required for each tower will not exceed 225 square meters, equivalent to 15 meters x 15 meters maximum. According to preliminary assessments, approximately 240 fruit trees will be affected by the transmission lines. Preliminary assessment on the loss of crop area has been done based on approximate calculation which shows that approximately 56.438 ha of crops will suffer from temporary impacts affecting one productive season. In consultation with affected persons, impacts have been assessed as minor in nature, scale and magnitude.
Indigenous Peoples As the project has been classified as indigenous peoples category C, no separate indigenous peoples plan was prepared. However, the resettlement plan contains specific measures through additional entitlements accorded to scheduled tribes who are considered as vulnerable groups should any be affected in the future, although this is not expected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were carried out with stakeholders from February to September 2012 during the preparatory safeguard due-diligence work. As an integral part of the safeguards planning process, affected persons and local communities were consulted during the preparation of Tranche 2 safeguards documents, i.e., the resettlement plan (RP) and initial environmental examination (IEE). Public consultations with the project affected communities, stakeholders, and government officials were carried out around the proposed transmission line/substations. HPPTCL will provide relevant resettlement information in a timely manner in an accessible place and in a form and language (Hindi/English) understandable to affected persons and other stakeholders. The draft and final RP will be disclosed on ADB's website and HPPTCL's website.
During Project Implementation All stakeholders were informed and the stream of consultation and disclosure of information will continue during the implementation of the project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Takeshi Shiihara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.
Barowalia House, Khalini, Shimla 171002, Himachal Pradesh, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Mar 2016

Loan 3001-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 May 2013 29 Sep 2014 13 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 146.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 110.00 07 May 2013 72.66 0.00 66%
Counterpart 36.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 May 2013 18.15 0.00 16%

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