India: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 52328-001

The project aims to upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of the State of Maharashtra to all-weather standards. The roads will improve connectivity between habitations, productive agricultural lands, and economic growth centers across the state. This will enhance employment opportunities and help reduce poverty, especially in rural areas where about 55% of the state's population lives. The project will enhance agricultural productivity, add value to agricultural produce and will contribute to increasing the average growth rate of agriculture and allied activities to more than 5% per year by 2030 target of the state's long-term strategic development plan, Vision 2030.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Dodla, Shiva Raju
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project
Project Number 52328-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3805-IND: Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
TA 9780-IND: Institutional Strengthening of the Maharashtra Rural Road Sector for Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural market infrastructure

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to upgrade rural roads in 34 districts of the State of Maharashtra to all-weather standards. The roads will improve connectivity between habitations, productive agricultural lands, and economic growth centers across the state. This will enhance employment opportunities and help reduce poverty, especially in rural areas where about 55% of the state's population lives. The project will enhance agricultural productivity, add value to agricultural produce and will contribute to increasing the average growth rate of agriculture and allied activities to more than 5% per year by 2030 target of the state's long-term strategic development plan, Vision 2030.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Maharashtra is India''s leading state in terms of its contribution to the national economy. In FY2017, the state accounted for 14.8% of India''s national gross domestic product. Driven by robust growth in financial and other services and manufacturing, Maharashtra''s economy has been growing steadily. The state''s gross domestic product averaged 7.4% growth per year from 2012 to 2017. However, economic development is concentrated around the urban centers of Mumbai, Pune and Thane. Mumbai alone accounts for 20% of the gross district value added, while 4 of the state's 34 districts generate 52% of the gross district value added. Similarly, the state''s human development index shows imbalances across districts, with 27 of the 34 districts recording below-average values. Consequently, income inequality in Maharashtra is one of the highest among all states in India. Despite the state's impressive and sustained economic growth, about 20 million people, or 17% of the state's population, still live below the national poverty line. Poverty is pronounced in rural areas, where on average about 24% of the population lives below the poverty line (in some districts the figure is as high as 40%).
Impact Quality, reliable, sustainable, safe, and affordable roads that provide equitable access for all developed (Vision 2030)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Road transport efficiency in 34 districts in Maharashtra increased
Progress Toward Outcome N/A
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Conditions and safety of selected rural roads improved and maintained

Capacity of rural infrastructure agency and awareness among road users in the State enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Civil works contracts with PBM awarded and ongoing.

2. Too early to assess.

Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The project is classified as category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). ADB screened and assessed the impacts from all the project roads using an environmental checklist developed for similar projects and adapted to local conditions. ADB prepared an initial environmental examination report from these checklists, in line with ADB's SPS. The project involves upgrading existing roads, with minimal or no land acquisition. Most of the negative impacts are related to construction; they are site-specific, limited within the construction corridor, and easily mitigated. Anticipated environmental impacts are typical of road maintenance projects and include generation of dust, noise, exhaust (from haul trucks and hot mix plants), and waste (from

construction and worker camps); water contamination; and occupational health and safety hazards. The MRRDA has integrated mitigation measures for all anticipated impacts through the incorporation of a standard environmental management plan in the bidding documents and

provision of road-specific environmental management plans with the detailed project reports. MRRDA has formed an integrated social and environmental grievance redress mechanism to receive feedback and complaints from affected parties and address these complaints during

construction and operation. To ensure the effective implementation of safeguard requirements, environmental experts will augment MRRDA in the regions. The initial environmental examination report is disclosed on the ADB and MRRDA websites.

Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement. ADB screened 100% of the project for involuntary resettlement impacts during project preparation. The project will not require involuntary land acquisition, or cause physical or economic displacement of people. Details of the social safeguard screening along all roads are documented in the social safeguards due diligence reports. The project has adequate funding and institutional capacity, and arrangements are in place for involuntary resettlement screening throughout the project life cycle.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for Indigenous Peoples. ADB screened 100% of the project for impacts on indigenous peoples during project preparation. The screening confirms that indigenous peoples (scheduled tribes) are present within the state as individual households living among broader communities rather than distinct communities. The project will not directly or indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous peoples because the project works will not impact territories or natural or cultural resources that indigenous peoples own, use, occupy, or claim as an ancestral domain or asset. Details of the social safeguard screening along all 799 roads are documented in the social safeguards due diligence reports. The project has adequate funding and institutional capacity, and arrangements are in place for indigenous peoples screening throughout the project life cycle.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project design, all project stakeholders (affected people, local authorities, and senior officials) will be consulted and provided information and opportunities to influence the project design according to their needs and interests. The project will adopt a gender-sensitive and participatory approach to community consultations. As poor and marginalized groups may lack voice and confidence to contribute to decision-making, social mobilizers will organize separate meetings with these groups and build their confidence to influence collective decision-making processes. Representatives from marginalized and disadvantaged groups will be represented in all aspects of project planning and implementation.
During Project Implementation The project will adopt a gender-sensitive and participatory approach to community consultations. As poor and marginalized groups may lack voice and confidence to contribute to decision-making, social mobilizers will organize separate meetings with these groups and build their confidence to influence collective decision-making processes. Representatives from marginalized and disadvantaged groups will be represented in all aspects of project planning and implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Procurement will be in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Dodla, Shiva Raju
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association
[email protected]
5th Floor Baandhkaam Bhawan Marzbaan
Road Fort, Mumbai, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Feb 2019
Fact Finding 07 Feb 2019 to 15 Feb 2019
MRM 14 May 2019
Approval 07 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

Loan 3805-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 07 Nov 2019 31 Mar 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 296.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 18 Nov 2021 176.03 0.00 90%
Counterpart 96.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 73.04 0.00 37%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 9780-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Aug 2019 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2021 30 Sep 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 18 Nov 2021 48,518.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Transaction TA Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Aug 2019 16 Sep 2019
Project Implementation Support Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2019 15 Apr 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
(ADB-NDR-05) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN NANDURBAR DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 M/S BHOOMI CONSTRUCTION | B-29, BHANSALI PLAZA, SHAHADA ROAD, TALODA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,294,512.88 1,045,897.26
(ADB-SAN-04) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN SANGLI DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 ROADLAND CONSTRUCTION | A/P- KAMERI, TAL- WALWA, DIST- SANGLI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,328,247.62 1,070,374.12
(ADB-NDR-04) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN NANDURBAR DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 K.K. PATEL | PLOT NO. 6/7, SHIRUD CHAUFULLY, PRAKASHA ROAD, SHAHADA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,389,753.64 1,122,846.71
(ADB-DHU-06) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN DHULE DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 R.K. SAWANT | GODAVARI VIHAR NASHIK INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,418,719.29 1,146,249.41
(ADB-JLG-04) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN JALGAON DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 DARSHAN CONSTRUCTION | 60, DWARKA, SHIVAJI NAGAR, JALGAON ROAD, JAMNER INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,499,190.58 1,211,265.91
(ADB-PUN-07) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN PUNE DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 06 Feb 2020 M/S RAJESH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY | 510-A, SITA KUNJ, GROUND FLOOR, 36TH ROAD, BANDRA (WEST), MUMBAI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,898,105.69 1,529,596.71
(ADB-SIN-04) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN SINDHUDURG DISTRICT, KONKAN REGION Loan 3805 13 Jan 2020 N B TAWADE - PRABHU ENGINEERS JV | OFFICE E-16 MEHANIL PLAZA GANESH, NAGAR KUDAL TAL- KUDAL, DIST SINHUDURG INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,222,449.49 1,019,097.99
(ADB-RAT-04) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN RATNAGIRI DISTRICT, KONKAN REGION Loan 3805 13 Jan 2020 DEEPASHRI CONSTRUCTION | SALVISTOP, BLOCK AND DIST RATNAGIRI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,422,250.81 1,185,662.84
(ADB-RAT-06) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN RATNAGIRI DISTRICT, KONKAN REGION Loan 3805 13 Jan 2020 YASH CONSTRUCTION | BLOCK LANJA, DIST RATNAGIRI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,425,057.36 1,188,002.53
(ADB-SAT-03) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN SATARA DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 10 Jan 2020 M/S MAHESH PATIL & COMPANY | AT/POST BANPURI, TAL. PATAN, DISTRICT SATARA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,194,639.73 1,003,065.72
(ADB-SOL-01) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN SOLAPUR DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 10 Jan 2020 SHRI. SIDDHESHWAR CONSTRUCTION | NAROTEWADI NORTH SOLAPUR, DIST. SOLAPUR INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,255,205.23 1,053,918.86
(ADB-SAN-02) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN SANGLI DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 10 Jan 2020 DADASAHEB B. GUNJATE | 60 FT, DP. ROAD, SHAMRAO NAGAR, SANGLI DIST-SANGLI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,418,777.57 1,191,260.52
(ADB-PUN-03) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN PUNE DISTRICT, PUNE REGION Loan 3805 10 Jan 2020 M/S KOKARE BROTHERS | KSHITIJ APPARTMENT, CHOUFALA, KEDGAON, TAL. DAUND, DIST. PUNE ? 412203 INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,691,272.90 1,420,058.14
(ADB-JLG-02) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN JALGAON DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 09 Jan 2020 M/S J.J. CHAUDHARI & COMPANY | J.J. ANNA TOWER, NEW MALEGAON, CHALISGAON INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,258,025.86 1,053,762.20
(ADB-NDR-01) UPGRADING/IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN NANDURBAR DISTRICT, NASHIK REGION Loan 3805 09 Jan 2020 M/S PAWAR PATKAR CONSTRUCTION PVT. LTD. | RAM PLAZA, NAVSHAKTI CHOWK, BHABHA NAGAR, NASHIK INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,571,926.11 1,316,694.97
(ADB-GAD-03) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN GADCHIROLI DISTRICT, NAGPUR REGION Loan 3805 11 Dec 2019 M/S PRASHANT CONSTRUCTION CO. | SAIKRIPA, WARD NO. 6, GADCHIROLI INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,234,037.48 1,014,827.67
(ADB-CHA-01) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN CHANDRAPUR DISTRICT, NAGPUR REGION Loan 3805 11 Dec 2019 M/S S.C. DEBNATH | BEHIND PATEL SAW MILL MUL ROAD CHANDRAPUR INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,292,235.30 1,062,687.44
(ADB-OSM-01) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN OSMANABAD DISTRICT, AURANGABAD REGION Loan 3805 10 Dec 2019 M/S SUBHASH DESHMUKKH & COMPANY | SWAPNARAJ FUNCTION HALL, NEAR DNYANESHWAR MANDIR, OSMANABAD INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 2,148,408.65 1,765,088.17
(ADB-BEE-01) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN BEED DISTRICT, AURANGABAD REGION Loan 3805 09 Dec 2019 S.R. THOMBARE | TAARANG YASHWANT COLONY, VAIJAPUR DIST. AURANGABAD INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,341,671.37 1,111,080.06
(ADB-BEE-06) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN BEED DISTRICT, AURANGABAD REGION Loan 3805 09 Dec 2019 M/S RAJKAMAL CONSTRUCTION CO | DHANORA ROAD, BEED INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,719,526.69 1,423,993.88
(ADB-WAS-01) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN WASHIM DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 07 Dec 2019 CHIDDARWAR CONSTRUCTION CO. PVT LTD | GIRI NAGAR, WAGHAPUR ROAD YAVATMAL INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,695,335.09 1,403,960.07
(ADB-BUL-05) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN BULDHANA DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 07 Dec 2019 M/S SHREE PALSIDDHA CONSTRUCTION | OFFICE DEARKA SHENDURJAN ROAD SAKHARKHERDA TQ. SINDKHEDRAJA, BULDANA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,281,075.93 1,060,899.08
(ADB-AKO-05) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN AKOLA DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 05 Dec 2019 M/S PRABH ENGINEERS | RAMDAS PETH AKOLA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,352,327.63 1,117,190.57
(ADB-AKO-04) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN AKOLA DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 05 Dec 2019 M/S YASHPAL DAYARAM SHARMA | BORGAON MANJJU DISTRICT AKOLA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,504,174.93 1,242,635.30
(ADB-AKO-02) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN AKOLA DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 05 Dec 2019 M/S CHANDAK CONSTRUCTION | AKOT DISTRICT, AKOLA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,895,892.09 1,566,242.32
(ADB-AKO-06) IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADING OF RURAL ROADS IN AKOLA DISTRICT, AMRAVATI REGION Loan 3805 05 Dec 2019 M/S MANGALAM INFRA | AKOLA INDIA Maharashtra Rural Road Development Association 1,299,142.67 1,073,253.19

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