The Investment Program will increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain improvements in the urban environment and the quality of life in the 15 initially identified ULBs in Rajasthan. It is expected to improve access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs, and to strengthen the capacity of these ULBs to manage urban services in a sustainable manner by the end of the Program (2014).
|Project Name||MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The Investment Program will increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain improvements in the urban environment and the quality of life in the 15 initially identified ULBs in Rajasthan. It is expected to improve access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs, and to strengthen the capacity of these ULBs to manage urban services in a sustainable manner by the end of the Program (2014).|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Urban development for economic growth is a universal strategy of the Government of India as its 10th Five-Year Plan [FYP], 2002 2007, and 11th FYP, 2007 2012, show. The strategy is spearheaded by such urban development schemes as the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and its subcomponent the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns. Apart from supporting the Government's priority of planned development of urban centers in the country, the Investment Program is also aligned with the objectives of fostering economic growth and reducing poverty in Rajasthan. The fast-growing sectors in Rajasthan are mostly in urban areas, where productivity is 3.5 times higher than in rural areas.
The emphasis on urban development in Rajasthan, financial reforms and the passage of the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act in 1992, which laid the basis for decentralization in the urban sector, have made some improvements, but large inefficiencies in service delivery, low investment in wider service coverage, and poor maintenance persist.
The Investment Program and its road map are guided by the 10th FYP 2002 2007 and 11th FYP 2007 2012 of the Government of India. (See the Framework Financing Agreement for the Investment Program, Schedule 1) The Investment Program links capital investments to reforms for sustainable impact. It targets medium-size towns with economic growth and tourism potentials, while maintaining regional balance.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
1. Increased access to sustainable urban infrastructure and services for 1.6 million people in the Investment Program ULBs by the end of the Investment Program
2. Improved capacity of, and sustainable management of urban services by, the Investment Program ULBs by the end of the Investment Program.
Progress: Actions towards achieving the outcomes are underway.
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Implemented investment program for water supply
2. Implemented investment program for wastewater management
3. Implemented investment program for solid waste management
4. Implemented investment program for urban drainage
5. Implemented Investment Program for urban roads and transport
Progress: The Program outputs would be achieved once works under the individual tranches are substantially completed.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Extensive information dissemination and consultations have been undertaken to ensure stakeholder participation in the Investment Program design. During Investment Program preparation, it was noted that a key factor in the nonperformance of many poverty reduction investment programs was lack of participation from the poor. A major feature of the capacity development subcomponent of the Investment Program is enabling the municipal bodies to take a more participatory approach to urban development. This will start with the detailed planning, design, and implementation of the Investment Program. Implementation support includes the provision of social and community development experts within the IPMU and IPIUs and the conduct of community awareness programs by NGOs: (i) to explain the Investment Program activities; (ii) to serve as a continuing consultation mechanism, particularly for service charges and fees; (iii) to launch community education programs in health and hygiene and water use management; and (iv) to provide a channel of communication on concerns and complaints, for issues arising during construction, such as disruption or damage caused. Ongoing consultation and participatory monitoring will help ensure that the Investment Program meets the needs of the community. The consultations can take the form of annual surveys by consumer category, combined with community forums or focus group discussions. The media for this public information mechanism will include local television, radio, newsletters, websites, and community meetings.|
|During Project Implementation||Extensive consultations have been undertaken with stakeholders including: beneficiary communities and affected households (among these, vulnerable households such as poor households and those headed by women or indigenous persons), NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs), self-help groups (SHGs), elected representatives (such as municipal board members), urban local bodies (ULBs), administrative departments, state governments, and the central Government. Consultation workshops, meetings, focus group discussions, and structured interviews were undertaken with stakeholders.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants were hired for the Investment Program according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||All goods and services to be financed by the loans under the Facility are being procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Civil works contracts of at least $10 million are being through international competitive bidding; all other such contracts are being procured through national competitive bidding. Minor goods costing less than $100,000 were purchased through shopping. The feasibility of community contracting was examined on a case-to-case basis for slum upgrading and low-cost sanitation and other community works valued at less than $100,000.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Srivastava, Pushkar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Local Self Government Department (LSGD)
Mr Vaibhav Galriya
Local Self Government Department (LSGD), Urban Governance Department, Jaipur
|Fact Finding||18 Feb 2007 to 07 Mar 2007|
|MRM||16 Apr 2007|
|Approval||31 Oct 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||16 Mar 2006|
|Last PDS Update||18 Mar 2015|
MFF Facility Concept 0015-IND
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||390.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Facility Administration Memorandum: MFF - Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program||Project/Program Administration Manual||Mar 2008|
|Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2007|
|Framework Financing Agreement for Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program between India and the Asian Development Bank dated 28 September 2007||Framework Financing Agreement||Sep 2007|
|Rajasthan Urban Sector Development Investment Program||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Apr 2007|
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