India: National Grid Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 44426-014 Status: Active


ADB is helping India strengthen its transmission network to efficiently transfer electricity to regions where the need is greatest. The project will install a 1,300-kilometer interregional transmission link using 800-kilovolt high voltage direct current technology, a key driver of smart grid development. The project loan will be made available to government-owned transmission utility, POWERGRID.

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Project Name National Grid Improvement Project
Project Number 44426-014
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2787-IND: National Grid Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Original 17 contracts are already signed. Bidding for additional 15 contracts are ongoing, out of which 8 were signed and awarded.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kazuhiro Enomoto
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Plot No. 2, Sector - 29
Gurgaon - 122 001 Haryana, India


Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2011
Fact Finding 29 Apr 2011 to 13 May 2011
MRM 27 Jul 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Mar 2016

Loan 2787-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2011 30 Mar 2012 22 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2,000.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 30 Sep 2011 485.39 0.00 97%
Counterpart 1,500.10 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Sep 2011 188.91 0.00 38%
Title Document Type Document Date
Guarantee Agreement for National Grid Improvement Project Guarantee Agreements Mar 2012
Loan Agreement for National Grid Improvement Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2012
National Grid Improvement Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Sep 2011
National Grid Improvement Project Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2011
National Grid Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2011
National Grid Improvement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Aug 2011
National Grid Improvement Project Design and Monitoring Frameworks Apr 2011

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Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
India: National Grid Improvement Project Brochures and Flyers Oct 2012

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