India: SSTA for Resettlement and Environmental Assessment for the West Bengal Corridor Development

Sovereign Project | 32203-032 Status: Closed

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Project Name SSTA for Resettlement and Environmental Assessment for the West Bengal Corridor Development
Project Number 32203-032
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3539-IND: SSTA for Resettlement and Environmental Assessment for the West Bengal Corridor Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The objective of the TA is to carry out a feasibility of improving transport infrastructure in West Bengal that would generate economic growth, reduce poverty and promote trade between West Bengal and the northeastern states of India and neighboring countries.

In line with ADB requirements, the TA will (i) review the environmental impact analysis of the Project and prepare the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and the summary EIA, (ii) carry out the social impact assessment (SIA) and prepare the SIA report, and (iii) assist the Government in drawing up a land acquisition and resettlement plan for the rehabilitation/improvement of National Highway 34 which connects Calcutta to Shiliguri.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services No action has been taken to recruit consultants
Procurement None

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kandiah, Thevakumar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Surface Transport
A.V. Sinha
Parivahan Bhawan Parliament Street New Delhi 110 001


Concept Clearance 09 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 20 Sep 2000 to 24 Sep 2000
Approval 13 Nov 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3539-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2000 - 13 Nov 2000 - 31 Aug 2001 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 13 Nov 2000 144,749.35

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