The objective of the Project is to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth, by providing enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities and social services, including health and education. This will be achieved by (i) providing rural habitations in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh (CG) with all-weather road connections; and (ii) improving the efficiency and sustainability of the national rural roads program (PMGSY) by providing support for capacity building, research and development, and development of financing and implementation arrangements for maintaining PMGSY roads throughout their economic life. The Project will finance construction and upgrading of about 5,000 km of village and other district roads in MP and 5,000 km in CG.
|Project Name||Rural Roads Sector I|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth, by providing enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities and social services, including health and education. This will be achieved by (i) providing rural habitations in Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh (CG) with all-weather road connections; and (ii) improving the efficiency and sustainability of the national rural roads program (PMGSY) by providing support for capacity building, research and development, and development of financing and implementation arrangements for maintaining PMGSY roads throughout their economic life. The Project will finance construction and upgrading of about 5,000 km of village and other district roads in MP and 5,000 km in CG.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The theme of ADB's CSP is mainstreaming poverty reduction. In line with the
Government's priorities for the Tenth Five-Year Plan 2002-2007, this is to be addressed primarily by supporting economic growth, including both high growth and equitable, pro-poor growth. Growth has been identified as the major channel through which poverty can be reduced in India. The CSP points to emerging consensus over the importance of infrastructure in poverty reduction, through both its indirect impact on growth leading to increased incomes and employment, and its direct contributions to incomes and employment and reducing human poverty by improving access to social services. The CSP also identifies the need for infrastructure projects to incorporate institutional reforms to improve sustainability, particularly by establishing sound approaches to maintenance. The Project combines each of the main thrusts of the CSP.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||States of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services will be required for project management, design, procurement and supervision of civil works, and impact monitoring and evaluation. Total consulting services requirements are expected to be about 400 person months for international experts and about 8,500 person months for domestic experts. Eligible candidates will be international consulting firms in association with domestic consultants. Expertise required will include international experts in project coordination; team leadership; contract management; and drainage. Requirements for domestic experts will include pavement, bridge, drainage, materials, and geodetic engineers; quantity surveying; contract management; inspectors; surveyors; transport economics; social development/resettlement analysis; environmental and poverty impact analysis; and other specialists acceptable to ADB. The estimated duration of the consulting services is 4 1/2 years.|
|Procurement||All civil works contract packages (about 200 contract packages) will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works contracts over $3 million will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB), and those below $3 million will be procured through local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures. Civil works contracts will be executed within a one year period. Supply contracts will be procured through international shopping for contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 - 500,000, and through direct purchase arrangement for contracts with an estimated value les than $100,000. Eligible bidders will be either domestic firms independently or in Joint Venture with domestic and/or foreign firms from eligible member countries of ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Suzuki, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Rural Development
Mr. J. K. Mohapatra
New Delhi, India
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 2003|
|Fact Finding||28 Nov 2002 to 12 Dec 2002|
|MRM||03 Jun 2003|
|Approval||20 Nov 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||05 Jan 2007|
|Last PDS Update||20 Oct 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Nov 2003||25 Nov 2004||25 Jan 2005||30 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2009||09 Oct 2009|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||571.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||400.00||20 Nov 2003||366.44||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||20 Nov 2003||366.44||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Nov 2011|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project: Summary Analysis of Socioeconomic and Poverty Impact||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||May 2004|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2003|
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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project: Summary Land Acquisition Plan||Resettlement Frameworks||Dec 2003|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project: Land Acquisition Framework for Additional Subprojects||Resettlement Plans||Dec 2003|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Nov 2003|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project: Chhattisgarh Subproject Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Feb 2003|
|Rural Roads Sector I Project: Madhya Pradesh Subproject Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jan 2002|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
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Roads Connect Villages to Opportunity in Central IndiaIn the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, where poverty levels are among the highest in the country, new all-weather roads connect rural people to healthcare, and to the broader economy.