The Investment Program aims to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The objective will be attained by (i) providing rural habitations in Assam, Orissa and West Bengal with all-weather road connections; (ii) improving efficiency and sustainability of the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) implementation in the three states by providing support for capacity building in technical, safeguard, financial and road safety aspects.
kilometers of roads built or upgraded
average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation
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|Project Name||MFF - Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program (Subproject 1)|
|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||No gender elements|
|Description||The Investment Program aims to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The objective will be attained by (i) providing rural habitations in Assam, Orissa and West Bengal with all-weather road connections; (ii) improving efficiency and sustainability of the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) implementation in the three states by providing support for capacity building in technical, safeguard, financial and road safety aspects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth in rural areas. Poor road connectivity has a strong link to poverty. The Government is trying to redress this problem under PMGSY.
The theme of ADB?s Country Strategy and Program (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. 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 highlights that strong connectivity to link poor rural families to social services and markets is the organizing theme for the transport sector. In line with these thrusts, ADB has been providing assistance to the national rural roads program called Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY, meaning ?Prime Minister?s rural roads program?). The first ADB assistance, the Rural Roads Sector I Project, was approved in November 2003 for $400 million to finance part of PMGSY investment in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program will continue ADB?s support to the sector.
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|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||NRRDA will engage a Loan-financed Technical Support Consultant (TSC) to provide technical support to the SRRDAs in social and environmental safeguards, and road safety. The TSC will comprise a team of domestic experts who will (i) conduct checking of detailed project reports and random checks of roads under contruction to ensure that road safety measures are properly incorporated; (ii) provide support to the PIUs in implementing road safety awareness-raising schemes being developed under the RRSI; (iii) check compliance of subprojects with CPF and EAF/ECOP provisions during subproject preparation and implementation; and (iv) conduct impact monitoring. Under this Project, the TSC for the implementation of the first and second batches and the preparation of the second and third batches of subprojects will be engaged, which will require an estimated total of 72 person-months of consulting services over a two year period. The selection and engagement of the TSC will be in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB, and will be subject to ADB approval with regard to their competence and experience for carrying out the assignment.|
|Procurement||Procurement to be financed by the loan for this Project is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on items unit rates are found acceptable to ADB, and have been used for all LCB contracts by the loan for this Project. The PMGSY bidding process follows the single-stage, two-envelope system in which each bidder simultaneously submits its technical and financial proposals in two separate envelopes, and only the financial proposals of technically qualified and responsive bidders will be opened and evaluated.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Suzuki, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Rural Development
J. K. Mohapatra
New Delhi, India
|Concept Clearance||26 Aug 2004|
|Fact Finding||18 Apr 2005 to 06 May 2005|
|MRM||11 Jul 2005|
|Approval||31 Jul 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||18 Aug 2006|
|Last PDS Update||22 Jul 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Jul 2006||29 Aug 2006||18 Oct 2006||31 Dec 2008||30 Jun 2009||09 Oct 2009|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||229.91||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||173.91||31 Jul 2006||173.91||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||31 Jul 2006||173.91||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|India: Rural Road Sector II Investment Program (Project 1)||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Oct 2014|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|India: Rural Road Sector II Investment Program||Papers and Briefs||May 2015|
|Together We Deliver: 10 Stories from ADB-Supported Projects with Clear Development Impacts||Books||Apr 2014|
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