Nonsovereign Project | 36915-014


Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Singh, Samarendra
    Private Sector Operations Department
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  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Number 36915-014
Country India
Type or Modality of Assistance
1991 Loan Ordinary capital resources INR 3,050.00 million Closed
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Singh, Samarendra
Project Sponsor(s)
Objectives and Scope The Project will evacuate power from Tala Hydro Electric Power Project in Bhutan as well as transfer surplus power from India's eastern region to the power-deficit northern region. The Project will provide additional and more reliable power supply to all categories of industries and households that suffer from power shortage in the northern region of India. The Project will be key to the success of Tala Hydro Electric Power Project in Bhutan and will improve the efficiency of power generation plants in eastern India. The success of the Project is expected to induce stronger flows of private investments to the Indian power transmission sector and increase the volume of power supply and its quality in India.
Status of Operation/Construction Physical completion was achieved in September 2006. All Senior Lenders declared Project Completion and Financial Completion in July 2010.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The overall objective of ADB's operational strategy for India is to reduce poverty by achieving faster and broad-based economic growth, developing human resources, narrowing gender disparities, strengthening good governance for socioeconomic development, enhancing and sustaining private sector activities, protecting the environment, and promoting regional cooperation. However, India's lack of access to concessional ADB assistance constrains ADB's operations in India. The operational strategy addresses poverty reduction primarily through support for infrastructure-led growth.

Consistent with its overall country strategy for India, ADB focuses its operations on removing infrastructure bottlenecks and improving supply-side by supporting priority public investments and catalyzing private investments in the power sector. Particular emphasis is on creating a conducive private sector environment, including the regulatory framework, competitive mechanisms, and appropriate tariff setting mechanisms, as well as risk-sharing and risk-mitigating measures. In this respect, the role of build-own-transfer (BOT) projects, which are developed under competitive and transparent processes to meet the infrastructure needs of ADB's developing member countries, is significant in attracting private sector investment to the energy sector. Public-private partnership is also encouraged to take advantage of the higher operational efficiencies that private operators can achieve. The project is consistent with ADB's sector strategy.

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
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2002
Credit Committee Meeting 14 Nov 2002
Approval 16 Jan 2003
PDS Creation Date 08 May 2006
Last PDS Update 09 Apr 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
Tala-Delhi Power Transmission Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2003

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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