India: Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 38272-044

The proposed Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project (UIRUDP) will support improvement of universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, and access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all ending open defecation, in support of Uttarakhand Vision 2030.

UIRUDP computerized maintenance and management systems (CMMS) in Dehradun and Nainital, and (iv) strengthen institutional capacity and knowledge of project implementation units and project management units in Dehradun and Nainital.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Na Won
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    26 November 2021
  • Country
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project
Project Number 38272-044
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4148-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 125.00 million
TA 6840-IND: Enhancing Climate Resilience in Uttarakhand Urban Development
Climate Change Fund US$ 750,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project (UIRUDP) will support improvement of universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, and access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all ending open defecation, in support of Uttarakhand Vision 2030.

UIRUDP computerized maintenance and management systems (CMMS) in Dehradun and Nainital, and (iv) strengthen institutional capacity and knowledge of project implementation units and project management units in Dehradun and Nainital.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The state of Uttarakhand, located in the northern part of India, is one of the fast growing states supported by manufacturing industries and tourism. As hill agriculture became unstable and better opportunities for jobs and education became increasingly concentrated in urban centers, urban migration from hill villages has intensified rapid urbanization. Unplanned urbanization and the challenges to mobilize human and financial resources led to significant gaps in the provision of basic infrastructure and services to growing urban areas. The lack of clean water supply and sanitation (WSS) systems and services in particular poses disproportionate burden on the poor, which is estimated at around 15% of urban population.

The Government of Uttarakhand (GOU) articulated its WSS goals and targets in its vision document, Uttarakhand Vision 2030, which are: (i) universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, and (ii) access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation.3 Under the WSS goals, the 2030 targets specific to urban WSS in the state are (i) all urban households with access of piped water, compared to 30% of urban households in 2017; and (ii) 100% of urban local bodies (ULBs) with partial sewerage, compared to 28.6% of ULBs in 2017 .

Among many urban areas in Uttarakhand that require investment, GOU, with ADB's support, prioritized the investment based on the urgency, scale of impacts, safeguards sensitivity, project readiness, and ULB ownership. Two project locations were selected Dehradun and Nainital. Dehradun, the winter capital of Uttarakhand, is the most populous city in Uttarakhand experiencing unprecedent speed of urban sprawl. Compared to the 2011 census data of 569,578 living in 61 wards with a total area of 64.6 square kilometer (sq km), Dehradun experienced fast growing peri-urban areas with huge influx of urban migrants and carried out re-boundary mission in 2018. As a result, Dehradun has expanded to 300% in area (196.48 sq km) and increased by 141% in population (803,983 in 2018) living in 100 wards. The urban master plan of Dehradun-2025 drafted in 2015 has not been updated to address its urban expansion and the necessary provision of urban infrastructure and services. The WSS investment gap is significant, particularly on sanitation system and services in new Dehradun area. Untreated wastewater and fecal sludge are directly disposed to Rispana, Bindal, and Suswa rivers causing severe environmental and health risks.

Nainital, the judicial capital of Uttarakhand, is set in a valley of steep mountains around Nainital Lake. Estimated population of Nainital in 2020 is about 60,000. Compared to the 2011 census data of 41,377, the urban population is increased by 50%. As Nainital is a highly popular hill station, the average number of daily visitors to Nainital is around 72,650 with 90% staying overnight. Severe water stress resulted from the constantly increasing number of urban residents and the high-reaching floating population, which is 120% higher than the residents. Moreover, the observed depletion of ground water that has been a major drinking water source, and deterioration of surface water quality, led to the restriction of the duration of water withdrawal from tube wells by the water authority in Nainital. The service hours of tap water have been reduced despite the sufficient water supply infrastructure developed by ADB-financed project. The aging sewerage networks with leaks and insufficient sewerage treatment capacity has worsen water pollution, making it difficult to tap on surface water as an alternative drinking water source. Upgrading of the aging sewer networks built around 1940 and the necessary expansion of sewerage treatment capacity in Nainital are urgent tasks for the system sustainability of both WSS.

ADB's collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institute of Urban Affairs led to the improvement of the project design. Fecal sludge and septage management is added and integrated to the centralized sewerage system through installation of co-treatment unit at the proposed STP in Dehradun. To expand the benefits of using smart technologies like SCADA and GIS, ADB introduced CMMS solutions, which will transform labor- and resource-intensive, and reactive O&M and asset management practices in WSS into modernized, systemized, proactive, and efficient ones. CMMSs will reduce O&M costs through prediction, planning, and scheduling preventive maintenance; increase equipment life and reliability; boost employee productivity; and improve customer satisfaction through preventing problems and quickly redressing their complaints. Responding to the GOU's concern on water scarcity and water pollution and its request, ADB introduced EBA measures (also called nature-based solutions) that can bring multiple benefits such as drought mitigation, heat stress reduction, flood control, water quality improvement, carbon sink, aesthetic quality, recreational and restorative capacity, local air quality improvement, and health benefits. The TA attached to the proposed project will support the conceptual design and feasibility assessment of these EBAs, which can contribute to the preparation of a future project in Uttarakhand.

Impact

Universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water

Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all ending open defecation.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Reliability and efficiency of water supply and sanitation services in Dehradun and Nainital enhanced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Resilient water supply system and service in Dehradun improved

Integrated and resilient sanitation systems and drainage established in Dehradun and Nainital

Computerized maintenance management systems for water and sanitation developed and implemented in Dehradun and Nainital

Institutional capacity and knowledge strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dehra Dun, Nainital
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 In terms of consulting services recruitment, UUSDA has limited experience in the recruitment and administration of consultants under ADB-financed projects. With external consultant support and ADB procurement training, UUSDA can ensure executing successful procurement activities in compliance with ADB policy and procurement procedures. The project is not expected to have high risk.
Procurement UUSDA, the implementing agency has managed two ADB loan projects with same sector water supply and sanitation system in the urban areas of Uttarakhand. Yet, there are some needs for capacity improvements in the following: (i) ADB's procurement policies and procedures under the ADB new procurement framework; and (ii) bidding document preparation using new ADB bidding document templates, in accordance with the ADB's requirements and standards.
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Na Won
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Uttarakhand
Secretariat, 4-B, Subhash Road Dehradun 248001, India
Urban Development Department
Principal Secretary, Government of Assam, Civil Secretariat, Dispur-Guwahati
Timetable
Concept Clearance 29 Oct 2020
Fact Finding 05 Jul 2021 to 16 Jul 2021
MRM 20 Sep 2021
Approval 26 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2021

Loan 4148-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 156.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 125.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 31.25 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

TA 6840-IND

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 - 0.00

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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
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-01) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System of Nainital (Package WW-NTL-01) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply, Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-02) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System in Raipur (Package WW-DDN-03) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-03) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System Development in Tehri Hydro Development Corporation and Yamuna Colonies (Package WW-DDN-01) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System in Raipur (Package WW-DDN-02) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-03) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-01) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System Development in Tehri Hydro Development Corporation and Yamuna Colonies (Package: WW-DDN-01) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System in Nainital (Package WW-NTL-01) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-02) Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Oct 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System of Dehradun, Zone 8 (Package WW-DDN-03) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System Development in THDC area and Yamuna Colony of Kargi Zone (Package WW-DDN-01) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-03) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-01) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply, Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-02) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System of Nainital (Package WW-NTL-01) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-02) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-03) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Sewerage and Storm Water Drainage System Development in Tehri Hydro Development Corporation and Yamuna Colonies (Package WW-DDN-01) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System of Nainital (Package WW-NTL-01) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development and Improvement of Sewerage System in Raipur (Package WW-DDN-03) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021
Uttarakhand Integrated and Resilient Urban Development Project: Development of Water Supply and Sewerage System at Banjarawala (Package WS&S-DDN-01) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2021

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
38272-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] [WS&S-DDN-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 Jul 2021 18 Aug 2021
38272-044 IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] (WS&S-DDN-03) Invitation for Bids Closed 07 Jun 2021 09 Jul 2021
38272-044 IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] (WS&S-DDN-02) Invitation for Bids Closed 03 Jun 2021 07 Jul 2021
38272-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] [WW-NTL-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Jan 2021 16 Feb 2021
38272-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] [ WW-DDN-02] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Jan 2021 11 Feb 2021
38272-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] [WW-DDN-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Jan 2021 12 Feb 2021
38272-IND: Uttarakhand Integrated Urban Development Project [UIUDP] [WW-DDN-02] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Dec 2020 02 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found