Project Name
Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Gujarat Solar Vocational Training and Livelihoods Project (Subproject 14)
Project Number
43166-194
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7815-IND: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Gujarat Solar Vocational Training and Livelihoods (Subproject 14)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (UKG) US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender
Description
The TA's impact will be the sustainable and gender-inclusive development of the solar power industry through public and private partnership (PPP) in Gujarat. The outcome will be a qualified and empowered local work-force supporting the implementation of solar power development projects in Gujarat, particularly the Gujarat Charanka Solar Power Park Project operated by the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) under the Government of Gujarat (GOG); and the Gujarat Solar Power Transmission Project, for which a proposed loan is under processing by the ADB.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The geographical coverage of TA activities will be 18 villages in the Patan District and 20 villages in the Porbander District. Preliminary needs assessments, focus group discussions, and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data will identify the exact needs, nature and scope of each output . A primary focus of the TA will be to engender the participation of local women in skills and livelihood training.

The TA's vocational training activities will target groups who meet the minimum educational requirements to receive this type of training: a) qualified youth, between the ages of 17 and 25, and b) women . Alternative livelihood and energy-based skills enhancement and training will be provided to at least 100 poor women that have: a) time, b) interest, and c) family and community support to take on a new skill.

Impact

Sustainable and gender-inclusive development of the solar power industry through public and private partnership (PPP) in Gujarat.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

A qualified and empowered local work-force supporting the implementation of solar power development projects in Gujarat.

Progress Toward Outcome
Minimal data is currently available to give a meaningful report on the progress in achieving the project's outcome.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

A. Technicians training for permanent employment in the solar park and loan project associated facilities.

B. Skills training for livelihood and energy-based opportunities

C. A gender mainstreamed PPMS system for monitoring the social and gender impacts of the TA and the loan project.

D. Report on the gender inclusive uses of renewable energy applications (solar) across primary target villages

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
There have been delays in the recruitment of NGO and project manager. Commenced services in March 2014. They will provide livelihood skills and technicians' training activities, respectively, to the targeted beneficiaries identified in the baseline surveys.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations were conducted during project preparation with relevant stakeholder groups (i.e., Energy and Petrochemical Dept. (EPD), Gujarat Energy Transmission Corp., Ltd., Gujarat Power Corp., Ltd., Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)).
During Project Implementation
Communication via fax and/or email is conducted with PDPU on behalf of EPD.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Instead of recruiting PDPU on a single source selection basis, the following positions have been recruited: 1 Project Manager and 2 Workshop Coordinators and 1 Gender and Social Development Consultant.
Procurement
Equipment purchases (i.e., small machinery, tools) will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and the turnover and disposal arrangements upon TA completion.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Ajmera, Meenakshi P.
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Energy & Petrochemicals Department

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
17 Apr 2011 to 30 Apr 2011
MRM
-
Approval
16 May 2011
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
01 Apr 2014

Funding

TA 7815-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 May 2011 12 Oct 2011 12 Oct 2011 31 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2014 27 Apr 2015
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 400,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 182,728.24
 
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